Winchester House, San Jose Photos

Winchester Mystery House with 160 jumbled rooms is the creation of Sarah Winchester, widow of rifle inventor William Wirt Winchester. From 1884 to 1922 she added wing after wing in the belief that if she stopped, the ghosts of those killed by her husband's rifles would haunt her.

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Winchester House built under direction of Sarah Winchester, widow of rifle manufacturer William Winchester. San Jose, CA.Winchester House ended up with 160 rooms because Sarah Winchester believed that continual building was only way of escaping ghosts killed by her husband's rifles. San Jose, CA.Gabel detail at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Facade detail at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Winchester House built (1884-1922) under direction of Sarah Winchester, widow of rifle manufacturer William Winchester. San Jose, CA. Style: Victorian. On National Register.Winchester House ended up with 160 rooms because Sarah Winchester believed that continual building was only way of escaping ghosts killed by her husband's rifles. San Jose, CA.Gabel detail at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Facade detail at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Front door at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Turret at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Front lawn at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Statues at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Front door at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Turret at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Front lawn at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Statues at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Fountain with dolphins at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Seahorse fountain at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Door to nowhere at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Cupola at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Fountain with dolphins at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Seahorse fountain at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Door to nowhere at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Cupola at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Pediment with fish-scale shingles at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Elaborate balconies at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Facade textures at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Lattice screen at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Pediment with fish-scale shingles at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Elaborate balconies at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Facade textures at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Lattice screen at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Winchester house stained glass doors. San Jose, CA.Potato tree <i>Solanum rantonnetii</i> from South America at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Roses at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Rose at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Winchester house stained glass doors. San Jose, CA.Potato tree Solanum rantonnetii from South America at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Roses at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Rose at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Border flower garden at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Roof with bell tower & skylights at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Bell tower at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Finials at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Border flower garden at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Roof with bell tower & skylights at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Bell tower at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Finials at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Service buildings sat Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Tank houses at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Weather vane atop service building sat Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Foreman's House at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.
Service buildings sat Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Tank houses at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Weather vane atop service building sat Winchester House. San Jose, CA.Foreman's House at Winchester House. San Jose, CA.

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