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Cronquist House, Red Deer

(4.1/5 based on 30 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.

For more information, please go to: www.rdchs.com
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  • Don't go here because you can see that this house is too old for your liking. Won't come back here again in bower ponds. 
  • We booked the Cronquist House to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of my in-laws. The staff were very helpful and accommodating in planning the menu for our event. We had 34 family members attend...  more »
  • 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! 
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  • Had our wedding here and it was absolutely perfect. I highly recommend the Cronquist House for event rentals. The staff and volunteers are all very helpful and friendly. The kitchen staff also did an incredible job at making an elegant "high tea" for our guests.
  • Gorgeous forest, lagoons_ponds, trails surrounding the nice and preserved historic house facing the main pond. Great views, well placed gazebo, much tranquility for a resting day or evening. Food was fine but could have been less pricy given the sizes of the portions served at the coffee house. Service is good.
  • Beautiful home! Get a tour, very interesting history. Great homemade food at very reasonable prices.
  • Beautiful historical space
  • who´s house is this I want it