[toggle title=”QUICK STATS. CLICK TO VIEW QUICK STATS ON THIS LOCATION”]Built: mid 1800s
Abandoned: mid 1900s
Location: South East Pennsylvania
Status: Active. Used for weddings and events
Reason: Still Active. No abandoned
Althought not abandoned, this place has some beautiful Victorian Architecture. I just had to add it to my collection. The Mansion originated as a residence, built by Mr. And Mrs. John Hulme, in the late eighteen hundreds. In 1882, Mr. and Mrs. James Smith purchased the Mansion and surrounding grounds and converted it into a park and summer home. After Mrs. Smith’s death in 1893, the property was willed to the Philadelphia Protestant Episcopal City Mission. At this time, it was used as a convalescent home for women. The Westtown Township purchased the Mansion and surrounding grounds some seventy years later. Source: OakborneMansion.org
Another source told me she read in an old newspaper that there was a crime scene in this mansion. The house was used for women with Epilepsy issues. One of the nurses turned crazy and murdered all 12 patients including herself. It was an on going crime scene and got shut down. It was abandoned for many years before west town township picked it up and turned it into a park.
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES I TOOK WHILE THERE. CLICK ON THEM TO VIEW BIGGER