One of my blog buddies and I were talking about how Ohio was a haunted place, and that just got me thinking about some pretty neat haunted places I want to go to. I am nuts over the paranormal and gorgeous old buildings.
Here is one picture from Ohio! Lancaster, Ohio, to be exact. It's called the Mudhouse Mansion. I just love Second Empire architecture! If I had to choose what kind of house I could live in, a Victorian house (especially Second Empire) would be my first choice!
Another old insane asylum I consider very pretty is The Buffalo State Hospital in Buffalo, New York. It is also a Kirkbride, and it is Richardsonian Romanesque architecture named after the architect Henry H. Richardson. I absolutely love the two towers at the top of the main administration building.
Ok, ok. I know, enough with the old insane asylums, but this is my favorite too! Also a Kirkbride, it's The Cherokee State Hospital in Cherokee, Iowa. It opened in 1902 and is still around today as a correctional center (or penitentary) and a museum.
Here is a building in St. Thomas, Canada called the Alma College. It was destroyed in a fire a long time ago, but I can't remember exactly when. If any of you have seen Orphan, you may recognize this building. It was used as the mental hospital Saarne Instituut. This building struck me as being so gorgeous I had to find it.
Well, these are my favorite buildings so far. If any of you find any other buildings that you just love me, tell me! I love architecture, and I have considered being an architect. I especially have a thing for old architecture. GORGEOUS <3>