Pardee House Water Tower, ink & watercolor 8x6"

Pardee Home Museum Out-Building, Ink & watercolor 8x6"

Driving by Preservation Park in downtown Oakland today I noticed this odd little structure on the grounds of the Pardee Home Museum and pulled over to sketch. I have no idea what this little building was for, but it’s in between the carriage house and the main building.

The museum is available for tours by appointment but had the nicest “Closed” sign I’ve ever seen. It says something like, “If you find yourself on our doorstep without an appointment, try phoning our office as we may be able to assist you with a tour on short notice.”

Their office must be located in the neighboring Preservation Park collection of Victorians, now homes to non-profit organizations. The Pardee Museum offers a full house tour for $5, a “Tour and Tea” for $10 (tea and scones), and more elaborate teas, with as many as eight dishes, can be combined with tours for $25 per person.

The tour and tea sounds like fun and I’m trying to think of an excuse to schedule one. There are four parlors, four bedrooms, the billiard room, the curio room, and the hallway lined with cabinets of Mrs. Pardee’s antiquities and the cupola, or tower, to admire the views.

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  1. Ah! greater definition of the middle-depth area. This appears more balanced to me.
    I have devilish trouble making decisions in my work, but you, Jana, get a cigar for persistence!

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  2. Ooooh, Pretty. 🙂 I’m off to explore your web site. (Nice writing, too, btw–very pleasant to read.)

    Cindy

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  3. very nice, and i like the pink light on the side of the building, goes really well with the blue used in the shade

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