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Mudhouse Mansion, Lancaster, Ohio    This 19th-century red brick building, rumored to be haunted, has not housed a regular occupant since the 1930s, despite a financially fastidious owner.

Mudhouse Mansion, Lancaster, Ohio This 19th-century red brick building, rumored to be haunted, has not housed a regular occupant since the 1930s, despite a financially fastidious owner.

abandoned mansions == The Mudhouse Mansion in Ohio. What a cool house and haunted! Sadly, it was demolished in Sept 2015

abandoned mansions == The Mudhouse Mansion in Ohio. What a cool house and haunted! Sadly, it was demolished in Sept 2015

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.

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.

Mudhouse Mansion - Fairfield County, Ohio - Isolated in Fairfield County stands this abandoned mansion, where it is rumored that ghosts of families who once lived here haunt the grounds and house. One story claims that a Civil War slave who murdered his master and his master's family wanders the grounds at night.

Mudhouse Mansion - Fairfield County, Ohio - Isolated in Fairfield County stands this abandoned mansion, where it is rumored that ghosts of families who once lived here haunt the grounds and house. One story claims that a Civil War slave who murdered his master and his master's family wanders the grounds at night.

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.

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.

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