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In the 1800’s, lumber tycoon Jaden West erected his masterpiece mansion along the northern shores of Shawano Lake. Shawano Manor, as the legend goes, had all of the amenities that only a select few could afford at the time. In the fall of 1894, West’s mutilated remains were found by his faithful servant, Mr. Adraniam Roscoe, and the legend says the death was at the hands of jealous sawmill workers. Rumor had it that the workers were unhappy with West’s spoils at their hard work. While accusations flew and suspects were plentiful, no arrests were ever made.
Following his death, the local constable acquired the estate. The first night, his jet black hair shocked ghost white, and seemingly immediately, he went stark raving mad. Sanitarium records claim he carried on about spirits in the Manor, and no therapy nor treatment could dissuade those delusions. From that point on, strange rumors continue to fly about what actually happened that night, and the once decadent mansion fell into disrepair while the urban legend continued to flourish, and the spirits continued to rule the Manor.
In the year 2000, Shawano Manor was set to be demolished by the state of Wisconsin. We were able to work with the salvage company to restore what remained of the mansion, and relocate it to the corner of Taylor and Bond Streets, where it stands today.