National Register of Historic Places in Butte County

Stansbury House 23 September 2013
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National Register #75000424
Stansbury House
307 West 5th Street
Chico
Built 1882

This house, built for Dr. Oscar Stansbury in the Classical Revival style with Italianate detail, is one of the largest Victorian houses in Chico and probably the finest. The house has two floors with ten rooms, including bath and kitchen.

Exterior construction is entirely of clear sugar pine. The decorative wrought-iron work was shipped from England around the horn.

In 1975 when the property was nominated, some of the original wallpaper was still intact on both walls and ceilings. Intact also were gold-leaf mouldings and floors inlaid with mahogany around the perimeter of each room. The hall and stairway have Lincrusta wainscoting and an oval stained-glass window. The newel post is topped with an iron figure which held a gas lamp.

Source: NRHP Nomination Form submitted in 1975.

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