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According to accounts, a Warsaw expatriate named Jan Pol (born in 1894) built it as a “monument to injustice.” He had adopted an unwanted baby girl somewhat unofficially (those were the times) and despite loving her, giving her a good life and family, the state came and took her away because the proper paperwork hadn’t been done. So, out of rage, he built what was considered an eyesore in the bucolic New England countryside. Pol even had a plaque installed on the house to remind people that…

Lillesden School for Girls. Located in a quiet corner of rural Kent, England, the Victorian era boarding school occupies the former Lillesden Estate Mansion, built in 1855 by banker Edward Lloyd who was co-founder of the Lloyd Entwistle Co bank. Abandoned since 1999, the land was to be redeveloped and turned into condos but nothing has been done and the school remains in decay.