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.Before you head to Red Deer, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Red Deer trip tool, to make sure you see all that Red Deer has to offer, including Cronquist House.
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
Cronquist House reviews
We booked a table for 6., the 5 course dinner was delicious, and the Victorian home was decorated lavishly. The one thing that was disappointing was the level of noise... just chatter, of course... more »
This lovely historic house is a unique gem in our city. The food is fresh, well prepared and is usually served in a timely manner. It's always fun to find out which china it is served with. more »
It was a beautiful place...it has very friendly staff...all who are eager to assist...great food...serene views out towards the ponds...very informative tours and excellent meals great size portions for the price...very lovely building with great history to it
Food was really good when the old cook was there. Have heard it is not all that great now
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