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Cronquist House, Red Deer

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
The Cronquist House is one of the few remaining buildings in Red Deer dating from the early 1900's when the district was settled. The three storey, 3500 square foot Victorian-style farm house was built in what is now West Park Estates. The original location commanded a beautiful view of the Red Deer River Valley. The house was built by the Cronquist family who were Swedish immigrants. In its day it was a large, luxurious and well-planned home.

In 1973, the house and land were acquired by developers who intended to demolish the house and build a new subdivision. In 1976, the Red Deer Folk Festival Society was given the opportunity and took on the challenge of rescuing the now famous Cronquist House from demolition, In re-locating the house to its present site overlooking the picturesque Bower Ponds, the Society created one of the first multicultural centers in Alberta.

After the move to the Bower Ponds location, the Cronquist House was completely restored. It stands on a new basement, the original bricks, removed for re-location, were reset, and new wiring, heating and plumbing systems installed.

In July & August, the public is invited to enjoy the ambience of the Cronquist House over delicious light lunches or afternoon tea and dessert. The house may also be rented for meetings, small weddings, or other private functions.

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  • Love the ambience, watching lovers and families walk along the water and it was great to see some old friends sharing a meal as well! 
  • We booked the Cronquist house for a goodbye tea. It was so nice to take a step back in time and have tea in a bone china tea cup. We were served lovely lunch items. There is a variety of items such a ...  read more »
  • Go for a relaxing stroll around the ponds or go for a bike a paddleboat in the summer for some fun and sun! Stop for something at the concession and have a great afternoon or evening. Park...  read more »
  • Beautiful home! Get a tour, very interesting history. Great homemade food at very reasonable prices.
  • Beautiful historical space
  • You can go in side 😀😀😀
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