Tag: Mansion

Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester. Located at 525 South Winchester Blvd. in San Jose, the Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. It is a designated California historical landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic […]

Sally Carter’s grave, Huntsville

Anyone attending school in Huntsville through 1982 likely made a visit to Sally Carter’s grave. According to legend, Sally was a teenager visiting her sister Mary Ewing at Cedarhurst Mansion in 1837 when she was taken ill and died. She was buried in the family cemetery at the south Huntsville estate. Her headstone read: “My flesh shall slumber in the ground Till the last trumpet’s joyful sound Then burst the chains with sweet surprise And […]