I just love old houses like this.
I was amazed at the different fireplaces like this one in the main dining room.
Then this one in the servant's quarters upstairs.
And finally, this one in the carriage house.
Also, this is the doorknob to in the main entryway.
Compared to one upstairs.
And finally, a hand-hold type on in the carriage house on the stable door.
The staircase was lovely!
The radiators were unique.
And the sliding doors of the carriage house were even interesting.
We could still smell oats, and see where the grain had been stored.
The home was first built in 1852, but in 1872 a cyclone took the roof. In 1883 A.F. Wilden purchased the home and built a stone wall around the perimeter, which still stands. In 1903, retired Chicago businessmen bought the home and completely razed it to build a lovely 8,000 square foot home. He brought fine masons from Chicago, using stones from the hilly area north of Goshen. It wasn't until the 1920's that the home was sold to Goshen mayor, John O. Abshire and became known as the Abshire Mansion. The stable includes a box stall for the birth of colts, a tack room, and a blacksmith area, and is believed to be the original stable for the home. The home will be dedicated for Maple City Health Care Center in early 2015.
Do you have mansions in your hometown?
Have you visited them?
Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots.Nurse Practitioner by day.Wife, mother, writer by night.Coffee drinker--any time.
Find me on:Facebook