1873 Beekman House: “Victorian Architecture—Then and Now”

Historic Jacksonville, Inc. begins its 2014 season of events at Jacksonville’s 1873 Beekman House with Victorian themed architecture tours approximately every 20 minutes between 12 noon and 4 pm on Saturday, May 10. The Beekman House, located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, was home to one of Southern Oregon’s most prominent pioneer families and remains completely furnished with family artifacts.

The Victorian Era saw numerous advances in home design and furnishings. Evolving architectural styles incorporated new concepts of public and private spaces and Industrial Age advances such as “electrification.” Costumed docents will discuss these changes and point out how they were incorporated into the Beekman’s Carpenter Gothic style home.

A lawn exhibit will feature additional information on the evolution of Victorian architectural styles along with images of historic and contemporary versions of Victorian architecture found in Jacksonville.

Historic Jacksonville, Inc., a non-profit organization, works in conjunction with the City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and other local organizations to bring historic Jacksonville buildings to life through programs, activities, and events. Proceeds benefit Jacksonville historic preservation.

Beekman House Victorian Architecture tour admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students (6-12). The lawn exhibit is free. For additional information about Beekman House tours and other Historical Jacksonville, Inc. activities, contact 541-245-3650, info@historicjacksonville.org, or beekmanhouseinfo@aol.com, or visit HJI’s website at www.historicjacksonville.org.

Posted May 5, 2014