Old Victorian House
The Charles Copeland Morse Residence --The "House that seeds built" was constructed in 1892 by Charles Copeland Morse, co-founder of one of the largets flower and vegetable seed companies in the world, The Ferry-Morse seed company. This outstand Queen Anne residence is the most elaborate Queen Ann Victorian structure still remaining in the City of Santa Clara.
From the Web Site: This house is a classic Queen Anne Victorian. Rising three stories over a raised basement, the twin gables, witches' hat turret, decorative shingles, trims and stained glass windows all contribute to the grand effect. The entry is distinguished by an ornate front porch. Inside the mansion are rich wood molding, stained glass windows and chandeliers. A unique chandelier is found in the old dining room. This brass fixture came from the family of the founder of the Bank of America, A. P. Giannini. About 1975, Caroline and Vaughn Nixon bought the house and restored the ornate mansion to its original grandeur. The Morse Mansion presently hosts law offices but the interior retains an air of elegance."
The Morse Mansion has been used as a law office for the last 20 years and is not open to the public
The house is located at 981 Fremont St., Santa Clara, on the corner of Fremont and Washington sts.