Morey Mansion - Redlands, California.
The Morey Mansion is iconic among the many victorian homes in Redlands, California - sometimes even referred to as ‘America’s Favorite Victorian’. Built by carpenter David Morey and his wife Sara, the mansion was completed in 1890 using profits from the sale of their successful citrus nursery. Local legend is that Sara Morey died shortly after moving into the grand home, and that her grief stricken husband ended his life soon after. The house has passed through many hands over the last century, and has been used off and on as a bed and breakfast. Many former guests claim that the historic home is haunted after experiencing paranormal activity during their stays. I guess that’s something for the new owners to contend with, as the mansion was purchased in 2010 for 1.7 million and is now a private residence.
photo by D Cunningham on Flickr