"I dream't I dwelt in marble halls"
Devoted to the histories and current state of the great mansions of America's Gilded Age.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Haunted Mansions of the Gilded Age & More #1

For the month of October I am going to try to find 31 mansions, mostly from the Gilded Age period, 1870-1930. These mansions will either be  haunted, said to be haunted or just look like they should be haunted. I will choose them from across America, but will also include some great ones from Europe and other countries.

The houses will be homes which are now gone, existing, private, museums, country clubs, schools, religious institutions, hotels, B&Bs and other places where one might not want to be alone in the dark of night.

Haunted houses depicted in books, movies and television shows with recommendations will be listed as well.

For anyone reading this who has a facebook account, please ask to join my group, Mansions of the Gilded Age. We have over 11,000 members now and it is a great place to discuss, comment, read or just look at the amazing contributions that our members have  posted for over 3 years. I am sure many of the members will include their favorite haunted mansions and experiences.

Whether there are real haunted mansions and ghosts or just buildings that give people the creeps, this is the time of year that they are hallowed. So in the spirit of Halloween, the mansions of  famous murders, suicides, unhappy romances, broken hearts, financial ruin, vanity and jilted maidens will follow for the next 31 days. Hope I don't run out! For all 31 haunted houses click HERE.

The Carson Mansion, Eureka, California
Mansion Number 1

The Carson Mansion at Eureka, California

The Carson mansion is not considered to be haunted but it or stylistic versions of it are often used on book covers and in illustrations, comics, tv shows and films, where a scary, creepy, looming, thunderstruck Victorian mansion is needed.

Some might remember it from, Tales from the Crypt.

The house fortunately is still existing and functions as the private Ingomar Club. Kept in pristine condition and with beautifully authentic interiors, it is a must see, if only from the street, when on the west coast.

Please go to the following links for more.
The Carson Mansion
The Ingomar Club

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