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Ainsley House, Campbell

#497 of 845 in Museums in California
Ainsley House is a 1925 California Arts and Crafts house in Campbell, California, built in the style of an English Tudor Cotswold cottage. The house and accompanying carriage house (now the Wyland R. Morgan Gallery) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. It is now a museum and is open to the public.
The house was the third home of Campbell canning pioneer John Colpitts Ainsley (1860–1937) and his wife, Alcinda (1875-1939), and was originally located on the southwest corner of their 83acre orchard at the northeast corner of Hamilton and Johnson (now Bascom) Avenues. After J.C. Ainsley's death in 1937, Alcinda left the house, living with friends until her death in 1939. The house remained in the family, but with the exception of occasional Christmas seasons and social events over the years, was vacant, though well-tended, for decades. The Ainsley family donated the house, its furnishings and the carriage house to the City of Campbell in 1989 and they were moved to their present location at 300 Grant Street in Downtown Campbell in 1990. The house museum, Morgan Gallery and nearby Campbell Historical Museum are supported by the Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House Foundation.
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  • Interesting story on the house. It was very nicely decorated for the holidays and they had a very nice boutique with some unusual items. I have lived in Campbell for over 50 years and I can't believe ...  more »
  • I attended a wedding here and it was very elegant and nice. Right in Downtown Campbell it a nice place. The Tudor look and feel is like you in England and the grounds are pretty with lush flowers. Not...  more »
  • English Tudor Cotswold cottage style... alrighty then. It has a few features of a Tudor Cotswold cottage but that's it. Ignoring the modern finishings (double glazing etc) it's not even the right colour. Google 'Tudor Cottage UK' and you'll get the idea.
  • Beautiful place to have weddings or take in the history of this canner!

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