Mudhouse Mansion, Lancaster, Ohio. Mudhouse Road was named for the first brick-and-mortar building in the area; the old Mudhouse Tavern which used to stand here. The property was purchased in two parts, in 1839 and 1852 by Christian and Eleanor Rugh, and the mansion was built shortly thereafter. In 1919 the property was sold to Henry and Martha Hartman. Henry Hartman died in 1930 and the property was inherited by Lulu Hartman-Mast, his daughter. Her descendants still own the land today.
This is the taboo abandoned home known in Lancaster, Ohio as "Mud House Mansion." I photographed it recently while visiting my daughter there. It is everything they say and so much more. A lovely old home that is just left to die. Heartbreaking and exhilarating at the same time.