In ruins: Wyndclyffe mansion in Rhinebeck, NY, has been abandoned for over half a century. What a shame. --- I am going to have to investigate the history of this place. What a perfect place for a monster to live.
John Francis Rague, architect of Iowa's Old Capitol, poured his monumentalist talents into this 1856 Italianate mansion for Dubuque lead mining mogul Mathias Ham. From his riverside mansion, Ham monitored merchant and pirate ships along the Mississippi.