Wildwood Highlands

Location: Yucaipa, California, USA Built: Unknown Status: Still standing History Wildwood Highlands in Yucaipa, California is an enormous mansion where four sisters lived. Fredrico, the pool boy, became extremely jealous when the oldest sister began dating the gardener, Pedro. One night, he snapped and decided to stab each of the four sisters. He then proceeded to throw them from the top bedroom…

Leeper Mansion

Location: Leeper, Missouri, USA Built: c. 1800s Status: Unknown History: A carpet bagger during the Civil War, Captain Leeper was a cruel man who would beat, shoot, and sometimes hang African-Americans. While they were his preferred targets, he would do the same to anyone who opposed his railroad that was being built. When the time came that he…

Leland Stanford’s Mansion

Location: Sacramento, California, USA Built: 1856 Status: Open as a museum History: Originally, the mansion was owned by its builder, Shelton C. Fogus, who was a wealthy building merchant in Sacramento, California. Leland Stanford, who was an upcoming politician of the Republican Party and the president of the Central Pacific Railroad, bought the house in June, 1861…

Litch Mansion

Location: Brookville, Pennsylvania, USA Built: Pre-1840s Status: Unknown History: The Litch family, who was extremely prominent in the timber and lumber industry during the mid-1840s, built a mansion on the hill overlooking North Fort Creek. In addition to the luxurious mansion, they owned a smaller summer home about 1/4 of a mile away from it. The vacation home has…

Dickinson Mansion

The John Dickinson House, which is sometimes called Dickinson Mansion or Poplar Hall, is located in Dover, Delaware within the John Dickinson Plantation. The house served as the home of John Dickinson, the mansion’s namesake who spent his boyhood in the mansion.