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|Nearest city||South Lake Tahoe, California|
|Architect||Lennart Palme, AIA; Matt Green|
|Architectural style||American Craftsman, Late 19th and early 20th Scandinavian Century Revivals|
|NRHP reference No.||96001078|
|Added to NRHP||October 10, 1996|
The Vikingsholm foundation was laid in 1928; the building was constructed in 1929 by 200 workers. Vikingsholm was built by Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight as a summer home. Before starting construction, Mrs. Knight and her architect traveled to Scandinavia to gather ideas for the house. Some parts of the structure contain no nails or spikes, as a result of old-fashioned construction methods. Most of the building was made from local materials.
Emerald Bay State ParkEdit
Vikingsholm, along with the "Tea House" on Fannette Island and Emerald Bay, is a part of Emerald Bay State Park. Emerald Bay has also been declared a National Natural Landmark. Tours are given of the American Craftsman Vikingsholm museum home for a nominal fee.
Harvey West donated the park to California
- official Emerald Bay State Park – Vikingsholm website
- vikingsholm.com: information
- AboutLakeTahoe.com: More information about Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm, and Fannette Island, including link to a topographical map of the site
- OpenRoad.TV – (video story about Vikingshold and Emerald Bay)