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Historic Travels: Prospect Place

  • AUGUST 10, 2011
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Honestly, I had not heard of Prospect Place until a couple of popular ghost hunting shows went there to do some investigating into the haunted tales of this historic home.  As soon as I saw the image of the Italianate house with its impressive brackets and heard it was in Ohio I knew this was a place I wanted to visit.  A friend of mine, who also watches these shows, was eager to visit Prospect Place too, so we got a group together and scheduled a tour of the mansion at night to see if any of the ghost tales were true.

Driving up to the home, which is set back from the road, proved a little eerie in the dark; and while we thought we may have heard a couple noises, and saw a few unexplainable shadows while walking through the house, we all agreed that you can just feel the history and see the beauty of Prospect Place.  The mansion is located in the Village of Trinway, just a 1/2 mile north of Dresden, Ohio.  Prospect Place was built by George Willison Adams from 1856-1857.  It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was a station on the Underground Railroad.  George J. Adams is a descendant of the Adams family who currently resides at the house and has been working for several years on the restoration of the mansion.  Whether you would like to see the home in the day, or try one of the tours at night, Prospect Place is a must see whatever time you go.  Visit www.gwacenter.org for information on the history of the house and for tour information.

Photos from my visit. Photos from my visit.

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