I really don't think we have any haunted houses in our town.
But if we did, I'd want it to be this one.
This beautiful old Italianate sits down on the corner just a half block from our house.
I love walking out on my front porch and catching a glimpse of this historic old home.
I love it, except for the month of October when, for some reason, it takes on a slightly eerie, kinda Munster-like appearance.
Photo source Summit County Historical Society
It was built in the 1880's by a talented architect/carpenter named Thomas L. Allen.
It has so many interesting details like the "hip roof with overhanging eaves and bracketed cornices".
"The tall windows are capped by slightly arched window heads, and projecting bay windows. Allen's expert carpentry skills are prevalent throughout the home where he had carved delicate flowers over each dormer window and turned square spindles on the stairways."
This amazing stained glass window is original to the house too.
I found a lot of interesting info "in quotes" on this home here at the Summit Country Historical Society.
But there are still a few mysteries to unlock, like what is that missile doing in the front yard?
Someday, when the leaves are on the trees and the sun is shining bright, I'll see if I can get an invitation to take some photos on the inside of this house. I'm told it has incredible woodwork and an intricate mural on the ceiling with dragons, swans and ivy strands.
I'm just waiting for a bright sunny day, that's all!
I have done an inside tour of the old victorian house across the street. You can find that post here. It was my most popular post for quite awhile.
So, is it possible this place could be haunted during the month of October?
By the looks of it, a few escaping ghosts have been caught in the trees
and they don't look too happy about it.
You be the judge.
Well, are you with me?
If we were standing here on All Hallows Eve would you be trotting up the walk to trick-or-treat?
Or would you pass on this house?
Back here from the safety of my front porch it doesn't look so scary.
Oh ya, I'm in....
....I'm right behind you!!
By the way, are you liking all that snow we got yesterday. I guess I should say....