Thursday

Corner Case

It doesn't look like much, but this is probably the only bit of the original eight
room house that survives. Located in the northeast quadrant of the mansion,
these old shingles cannot be seen on the tour.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Becky said...

My husband saw this blog mentioned on BoingBoing and told me about it because he knows I have a lifelong fascination with the house.

I had an opportunity to tour the house a few years ago, and it's great to see so many of the "off-limits" areas. Thanks for doing this!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Les said...

Hey, keep it coming. This rocks.

My mom was a tour guide at the San Jose History museum - the thing with the light tower. She was fascinated with the Winchester House, I think from childhood, since she grew up in Cupertino in the 1940's. She told me that the "fear of ghosts" thing was just silly legends to attract tourists and that Ms Winchester was actually just really interested in architecture and had a lot of money.

I'm bookmarking your site.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Hey 'les,

For me, part of the fun of the house is the story, so I won't offer much of an opinion on wherher or not the stories about her are true. I will say that working at the house you become very protective of Mrs. Winchester, and I don't believe she was stupid or crazy.

For an interesting article that shares your Mom's viewpoint, see this article from the Skeptical Inquirer

9:04 PM  
Blogger Les said...

thanks for the link!

5:45 AM  

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