Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Snapshot

Stairs to Nowhere at the Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, Calilfornia. Jeff and I went there on a trip to San Francisco several years ago!
Built by Sarah Winchester in the early 20th century and partially destroyed by a San Francisco earthquake, the house is a rambling, meandering structure full of windows that face floors, doors that don't open, stairs that lead to nowhere, and more. She was a Spiritualist and wanted to appease the ghosts of those killed by Winchester guns after the deaths of her husband and child. She spent the rest of her life and much of her wealth on the house which included custom Tiffany windows and other appointments.


bermudaonion said...

That sounds rather bizarre - I wonder how those things were supposed to appease ghosts.

Alexia561 said...

I've heard about this house and would love to visit it someday! Great snapshot!

Alyce said...

I've heard about this house too and thought that she must have been a very troubled woman, and how sad it was that she felt it was necessary to do that.

Mary said...

I've never seen this place, but want to go. And i love stairs. Even ones that go nowhere! :)

Allison Vaughn said...

Spooky! I actually remember hearing about this.. I think it was on some special on TV or something. What a quack! :/

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