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interior perspective of the abandoned estate from my previous post.

according to local barstool folklore (so don’t quote me), this mansion and 232 surrounding acres were commissioned by a wealthy widow during the great depression. in 1950, she donated everything to the catholic church, which used it for housing and training until the mid-70s.

in 1975, the menominee warrior society, a militant group of local native american activists, seized control of the property, which prompted a 34-day stand-off against the federal government. eventually, in exchange for surrendering to authorities, the catholic church agreed to sell the land to the menominee nation for $1.

this mansion was abandoned five months later and it has been rotting away ever since.