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Deepwood House

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Deepwood House, Salem (bobcat)


This Victorian house was designed by William C. Knighton. The distinctive turret holds an observatory and there is a separate carriage house. The house was built in 1894 and the first, short-term, owners were Dr. Luke Port and his wife. There are guided tours of the home Wednesday to Saturday mornings with a $5 admission fee.

If you’re not taking a tour of the house, walk around it to the left to view the boxwood-lined garden area with its little gazebo and ivy arbor. A trail leads from the back into a natural area shaded by oak, big-leaf maple, and Douglas-fir. Indian plum brightens the understory and fawnlilies carpet the ground in a spectacular display when in bloom. The woodsy loop leads you along Pringle Creek and then back via the tennis court.

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