Bella Vista Mansion

Built: 1947
Abandoned: 2005
Location: South East Pennsylvania
Status: Still Abandoned
Reason: Financial Issues
Haunted: No

Built in 1947 by Dr. Dimedio, this mansion, called the "Bella Vista" sitting on 12 acres was a beautiful mansion in its time. According to Delco public records, the house totals 15,000 sq feet with 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. A giant organ was installed in the house which when played could be heard by nearby residents. Dr. Dimedio was a famous surgeon who founded the old Mercy Hospital. He was the general contractor for this mansion when it was being buit. The house was not built very well though which is why it quickly fell apart when it was vacated. The Dimedio family moved out of the house in the late 1970s. One of Dr. Dimedio grandsons, Joe Hodges, sent me some photos of the house which I have posted in my photos below. The house went through a few other owners. Many rumors were created about this place, especially from one of its past owners, Rev Fred Drummond. He lived in this house 30 years ago.  New articles say Mr. Drummond ran a cult at his church near the property and in the house. In 2005, the current owner went backrupt and foreclosed on the house. They took a lot of things before they left. A developer bought the house and the 12 acres and demolished it in 2013. Due to the poor construction of the house in the 40s, it could not be saved. Today, new million dollar home reside on the property. Some Info retained from Delco Public Records and Philly.com

Photos I took while exploring. Click on them to view larger image.


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