Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, Chico, CA Photos

The General John Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park (1865) (525 Esplanade) is now an Italian Villa house museum designed by Henry W. Cleveland. John Bidwell was a California politician and Prohibition Party Presidential candidate. Thus the house hosted several famous people. The land was donated to what is now California State University Chico campus.

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General John Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park. Chico, CA.General John Bidwell Mansion house museum with Italian Villa tower. Chico, CA.Italian Villa tower & details of Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Verandah of Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
General John Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park (1865) (525 Esplanade). Chico, CA. Style: Italian Villa. Architect: Henry W. Cleveland. On National Register.General John Bidwell Mansion house museum with Italian Villa tower. Chico, CA.Italian Villa tower & details of Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Verandah of Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Brackets & balustrades of Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Italian Villa details of Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Dining room at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Dining room at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Brackets & balustrades of Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Italian Villa details of Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Dining room at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Dining room at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Settee at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Side chair & corner display shelf at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Carnival glass at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Corner mirror stand & armchair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Settee at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Side chair & corner display shelf at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Carnival glass at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Corner mirror stand & armchair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Rocking chair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Square grand piano at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Display shelf with ceramics & glass at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Stairway beside tall clock & hall mirror at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Rocking chair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Square grand piano at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Display shelf with ceramics & glass at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Stairway beside tall clock & hall mirror at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Hat & umbrella stand at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Parlor fireplace at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Ceiling gas lamp at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Tea cup on legs with American eagle at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Hat & umbrella stand at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Parlor fireplace at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Ceiling gas lamp at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Tea cup on legs with American eagle at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Servant call bells at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Cast iron oven by Walker & Pratt Manuf. of Boston at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Pantry with ceramic bowls & crocks at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Pantry with kitchen tools at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Servant call bells at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Cast iron oven by Walker & Pratt Manuf. of Boston at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Pantry with ceramic bowls & crocks at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Pantry with kitchen tools at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Library book case at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.History of Woman Suffrage series by Stanton Anthony Gage at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Japanese-import ceramic vases at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Rotating fan powered by kerosene lamp at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Library book case at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.History of Woman Suffrage series by Stanton Anthony Gage at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Japanese-import ceramic vases at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Rotating fan powered by kerosene lamp at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Edison gramophone at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Gas lamp fixture at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Carved newel post at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Office desks at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Edison gramophone at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Gas lamp fixture at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Carved newel post at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Office desks at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Collection of taxidermy birds at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Roll top desk with Olivetti typewriter at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Stationary rocking chair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Details of mechanism of stationary rocking chair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Collection of taxidermy birds at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Roll top desk with Olivetti typewriter at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Stationary rocking chair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Details of mechanism of stationary rocking chair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Wooden bedstead at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom dressing table with mirror at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bathroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Wooden bedstead at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom dressing table with mirror at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bathroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Bathroom with zinc-lined tub & ceramic toilet at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Corner wash sink at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Photo of General John Bidwell prominent California politician at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Bathroom with zinc-lined tub & ceramic toilet at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Corner wash sink at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Photo of General John Bidwell (1819-1900) prominent California politician at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Chest of drawers at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.California mountain scene painting at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Chest of drawers at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.California mountain scene painting at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Bedroom at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Bedroom with cradle, rocker & book case at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Combined gas & electric light fixture at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Sitting area with pram at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Sofa & armchair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Bedroom with cradle, rocker & book case at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Combined gas & electric light fixture at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Sitting area with pram at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Sofa & armchair at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Acetylene Generator at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Native basket with arrowhead design at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Native basket with shield design at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Chico Maidu native basket at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Acetylene Generator at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Native basket with arrowhead design at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Native basket with shield design at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Chico Maidu native basket at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Native basket with zigzag design at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Medal awarded by Mechanics Institute at San Francisco exhibition at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Glass ax souvenir from St Louis World's Fair as emblem of peace & prosperity at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.John Bidwell Prohibition Party presidential campaign buttons at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
Native basket with zigzag design at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Medal awarded by Mechanics Institute at San Francisco exhibition (1877) at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Glass ax souvenir from St Louis World's Fair (1904) as emblem of peace & prosperity at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.John Bidwell Prohibition Party presidential campaign buttons (1892) at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.
National Union Ticket list for Abraham Lincoln election including John Bidwell for Congress at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Peacock feather fan owned by Annie Bidwell at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.

National Union Ticket list for Abraham Lincoln election (1864) including John Bidwell for Congress at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.Peacock feather fan owned by Annie Bidwell at Bidwell Mansion house museum. Chico, CA.


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