Dunsmuir House
2998 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland
Bill  Walters
Additional Info : Dunsmuir Estate

DUNSMUIR HOUSE

WITHIN THIS CRESCENT SHAPED VALLEY IS THE BEAUTIFUL 37-ROOM DUNSMUIR HOUSE,
AN EXAMPLE OF COLONIAL REVIVAL VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE. BUILT IN 1899 ON A 415 ACRE
ESTATE BY ALEXANDER DUNSMUIR, HEIR TO A CANADIAN COAL AND LUMBER FORTUNE,
FOR HIS BRIDE MRS. JOSEPHINE WALLACE. HE DIED IN 1900 AND SHE IN 1901. IN 1906,
HER DAUGHTER EDNA WALLACE, SOLD IT TO THE I. W. HELLMAN, JR. FAMILY WHO USED
IT AS A SUMMER RESIDENCE FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS. NOW LOCATED ON A 40 ACRE SITE,
IT BELONGS TO THE CITY OF OAKLAND AND IS BEING RESTORED BY DUNSMUIR HOUSE AND
GARDENS, INC., A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION.

DEDICATED OCTOBER 6, 1984
BY
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS
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