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Abandoned Mansions

April 12, 2011 by WorldPost 

Abandoned Mansions, Outside of “thousands of empty houses and patiently waiting for sales,” Forbes picked “Nine creepy abandoned houses” – and three have connections to Philadelphia.

The others are the site of a murder-suicide two allegedly haunted houses, and Florida resident’s brother Osama Bin Laden left. “1915 path of moonlight, Surry, Virginia was the site of” Bad Newz Kennel “where then the Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, now the Eagles starter, led the illegal fights dogs led him to prison. Vick sold the place destroyed, looted by some and, to a developer who did it and put it on the market and .1 million in . Last month, Dogs Deserve Better, a Tipton, Pa., nonprofit, gave up his attempt to turn the site into a canine rehabilitation center.

“1072 Newbern Court, Thousand Oaks, California is one of the houses abandoned by the former Phillies All-Star Lenny Dykstra, who bought the place of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky to a contract for millions and 17.5. After a flirtation flights of a couple of years ago with what looks to be an investment guru, Dykstra saw his fortune plummet, to the point that he owed millions, went bankrupt, became the target of lawsuits – and even ended up living in his car. Investigators withdrew a maid of sexual abuse charges earlier this year. The house is ready for and 10.5 billion dollars, Forbes said.

“Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pa.” – A 110-room mansion in Ashbourne Road forgotten – is the site of a reality in the Philadelphia area. Home, compared to Versailles, and worth an estimated $ million in 1908, having been built for Philadelphia streetcar magnate Peter Arrel Brown Widener. One hundred staff that worked there in its glory days. The public was allowed to see their works of art for more than two decades, up to ,000 works – including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Renoir – were donated in to the National Gallery of Art. The value of the property quickly faded as his 400 acres were winnowed to around the main house. In the 1950′s, the Rev. Carl McIntire acquired ownership of 192 000 and as the home of Faith Theological Seminary. In 1996, the work happens to a student McIntire, New York, the physician Richard Yoon and the First Korean Church. Yoon lost a legal battle a few years after declaring the site of a church, but still the owner. A caretaker now lives alone in a side building, and Yoon has rejected offers of help to clear the land, which have become an “eyesore,” said Stephen Barron Jr., a conservation enthusiast tells the story of the mansion in www.lynnewoodhall. Com.

Also on the list of Forbes:

Khalil Bin Laden Private lakefront in Oakland, Florida, who fled after the 9 / 11 attacks.

A mansion Southington, Ohio, which was owned by Tiger fund heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

A state in Sands Point, Long Island, which could have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

A mansion Los Feliz, California, vacant since the 1960′s, after a doctor killed his wife with a hammer before fatally chugging acid.

Two luxuries dig rumors of ghostly residents: Mudhouse Mansion in Lancaster, Ohio, and the Kimball Castle in Gilford, NH

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