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Campbell House

2203 30th Avenue, Vernon, Colombie-Britannique, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1993/05/05

Campbell House; City of Vernon, 2010
Oblique view of front elevation, 2009
Campbell House; City of Vernon, 2010
Rear elevation, 2009
Historic view of Campbell House; Greater Vernon Museum & Archives photo #4716, 1910
Side elevation, 1910

Autre nom(s)

Campbell House
Morden/Dickson/Campbell House
Morden House

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Date(s) de construction


Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2010/05/20

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The Campbell House is a two-and-one-half-storey Queen Anne Revival house located on the East Hill at the top of 30th Avenue in Vernon. It is dominated by a corner tower with a conical turret.

Valeur patrimoniale

Built in 1898, the Campbell House is valued as a landmark residence overlooking downtown Vernon from the top of 'Suicide Hill' on 30th Avenue. It was built for A.E. Morden, a rancher and prospector who owned the Morning Glory Mine in Okanagan Landing, but is best known for its association with the Campbell family, operators of a furniture store and funeral business in Vernon for many years. The form is a variety of Queen Anne Revival. Based loosely on the medieval revival styles of Richard Norman Shaw, this American variant is a rambling wood-frame structure, likely designed from an American pattern book. The style was popular in the Okanagan from the early 1890s to around 1910. This house is one of four built on the East Hill above Pleasant Valley Road prior to 1900.

The Campbell House is notable for its fine design detail. It is cross-gabled with a tall, slender tower rising for two stories above the first floor porch. A conical turret, with a decorative finial above, further emphasizes the height. Queen Anne Revival architecture calls for the use of a variety of materials to add texture to the surface of the structure. Here there are rows of fish-scale shingles alternating with drop siding, bay windows, and deeply boxed eaves and decorated gable ends and trusses, extensive verandahs with turned porch rails and a balustrade, and decorative brackets.

Source: City of Vernon Planning Department

Éléments caractéristiques

Key elements that define the heritage character of the Campbell House include its:
- two-and-one-half-storey massing, with cross-gabled roof
- corner tower with turret
- verandahs with turned rails
- original double-hung windows
- drop siding and fish-scale shingle cladding
- boxed eaves with decorated gable ends and trusses
- decorative brackets




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (C.-B.)

Loi habilitante

Local Government Act, art.967

Type de reconnaissance

Désignation patrimoniale

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes


Thème - catégorie et type

Un territoire à peupler
Les établissements

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Édifice à logements multiples


Logement unifamilial

Architecte / Concepteur




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Emplacement de la documentation

City of Vernon Planning Department

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