Built in Queen Anne style architecture in 1905 by the pharmacist Robert Linwood Hope and wife, the Albert Bishop Chance House and Gardens is now one of Centralia, Missouri?s prized tourist attractions, enticing thousands of visitors yearly. The property was acquired by Albert Bishop Chance in 1923, where he lived with his wife, until his death in 1949.
After Chance?s death, the house functioned as the guest house for the Chance Company from 1954 to 1973. The property was then transferred to the Centralia Historical Society to be transformed into a museum. Today, the beautiful gardens serve as the county?s oldest garden that is open to public access.
The Albert Bishop Chance House and Gardens is open every Wednesdays and Sundays all throughout the year. They change exhibits annually, so folks that want to come back can find something new to see.
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