The past returns when you enter the Carter House and its attached annex. The home built in the 1850’s by Henry & Ernest Carter is an 18-room Greek Revival mansion furnished in 19th century style.
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A New Beautiful Reading Room
The Carter House is 165 years old. The rooms are filled with history. And, this amazing home continues to write new chapters as it strives to make the past relevant. What was once a bedroom is being transformed into a reading room. This beautiful space offers you a place to do research, relax and absorb the legacy the Carter House offers. Local artists, Jim Walch and David Williams are adorning a wall of the reading room with a beautiful mural of historic, downtown Elkader.
The work is almost done. The Reading Room began receiving guests in August 2017!