The Carson Mansion was constructed in Eureka in 1884-1885 for lumber baron William Carson and is one of the most photographed structures in the world. International visitors come to marvel at the mansion’s wide porches, gables, turrets, cupolas, complex windows, porches, pillars and more – all perched above the beautiful Humboldt Bay.
Though the mansion was occupied for years by the Carson family, the last of the Carson heirs left the area in the 1940s, and unable to sell it, left it empty. In 1949, the house was still vacant and at risk of being demolished. Fortunately, the building was purchased by a newly formed men’s club in early 1950.
The Ingomar Club (also open to women) now serves a dual mission of restoring and preserving the unique historical building and grounds of the Carson Mansion, while providing fine dining and social experiences for its members.