This is not a photography post. Rather, I write to inform readers that an oft-photographed building that appears in this blog, the so-called Mud House Mansion, was abruptly demolished today by its owners, who had neglected for decades what was a wonderful and historic example of 1870s architecture.
The story of the demolition can be read here.
Three Unearthed Ohio posts contain photographs of Mud House Mansion; see links below. My goal this winter was to take some photographs of the mansion draped in snow. Now I will no longer be able to–nor will kids and teenagers be able to trade ghost stories about that house. It is no longer with us.
In an alternative, better world, this building would have been preserved and restored for all in the Lancaster vicinity to enjoy.
Here are the Unearthed Ohio visits to Mud House Mansion: