Constructed in 1894 as part of a 200 acre farm, the Neely Mansion is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. I remember clearly in the 1970’s when this mansion was in great decline. Photo taken near Auburn, Washington USA with my Canon Rebel 450D.
Here is the story of the old mansion from www.neelymansion.org, " The Neelys lived in the Mansion only a few years, finding it somewhat isolated, and moved back to Auburn (gasoline buggies were rare novelties at the time). Swiss, Japanese and Filipino tenant farmers occupied the property over the next several decades; one of the families built a Japanese-style bathhouse in the 1930s. By the 1970s the house had deteriorated to the point where concerned local citizens moved to save and restore the property, forming the Neely Mansion Association and organizing haunted house tours staffed by the Auburn High School Drama Department. These tours provided the seed money with which restoration began. Although still ongoing, the house has been largely restored to its former glory and is one of the few remaining examples of the many Victorian-style farmhouses that were once commonplace throughout the region."
This mansion constructed in the classic revival style is typical of the victorian style found on large farms in the northwest in the late nineteenth century. There are very few examples of this type of construction left on farms in northwest today.
I can tell you that even though I shot this building in the light of day, this place has a spooky, ooky feeling about it ;-)
Canon Rebel 450D Xsi
18 mm – 55 mm lens
Focal Length 39 mm
Base Exposure Time 1/39ih sec
9 images w/ 1 stop exposures fused in Photomatix