Winchester House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
N 37° 19.115 W 121° 57.052
10S E 592958 N 4130730
Quick Description: There is no other building quite like the Winchester house, with it's doors and stairways that go nowhere.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2006 10:38:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMC9N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 39

Long Description:
Built by Sarah Winchester, widow of rifle manufacturer William Winchester, this unique structure includes many outstanding elements of Victorian architecture and fine craftsmanship. Construction began in 1884 and continued without interruption until Mrs. Winchester's death in 1922. The continual building and remodeling created a 160-room house covering an area of six acres.

Today a portion of the original house is open for guided tours. One of the most interesting tours is the flashight tours offered around halloween and friday the 13th.
Marker Number: 868.00

Marker Name: Winchester House

County: Santa Clara

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 05/13/1974

525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

Website: [Web Link]

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