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Marilyn Monroe’s last home

The mystery surrounding Marilyn Monroe's death will probably never be solved. (Murder? Suicide? Accidental overdose?)  But this is the house in which she was found dead at the age of 36 in August of 1962 - her very first and very last home. 1962 photo of Marilyn Monroe in her home: It is ironic...

Martin Luther King Jr’s Parsonage home in Montgomery, Alabama

This unassuming bungalow on a residential street in Montgomery, Alabama was once the place of some extraordinary historic events during the American Civil Rights era. Known as the "Dexter Parsonage" this house was home to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his young family when he began his career as minister and legendary civil rights leader. Since yesterday was the 45th anniversary...

The Black Dahlia house in LA

I present to you: the infamous Black Dahlia House, a.k.a. the The Sowden House, a.k.a. the "Jaws House" at 5121 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, California. Built by Lloyd Wright  in 1926 in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, the neo-Mayan temple-esque house has both old Hollywood glamour AND an insanely ominous creep factor about it - for good reason. The house is quite...

The Infamous Myrtles Plantation

Said to be THE MOST haunted house in America, The Myrtles Plantation was reportedly home to some 20 murders and mysterious deaths. Today, it is run as a bed and breakfast. The Myrtles Plantation is a southern antebellum plantation in St. Francisville, near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is listed on the...

The tragedy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin House

Taliesin is the name of Frank Lloyd Wright's former summer home located near Spring Green Wisconsin. It is one of the finest examples of his signature "prairie style" architecture. Lesser known is the fact that it is also the sight of a heinous crime that took the lives of seven...

The Lizzie Borden House

Inside this ominous and meticulously well-kept house in Fall River Massachusetts, a terrible crime occurred. On August 4th 1892, 32-year-old Lizzie Borden screamed up to the third floor where the maid was resting: "Maggie, come quick! Father's dead. Somebody came in and killed him." The maid came running down to find the bloody...

The real life Amityville Horror House

The photo above is the actual house in Amityville, New York where 24-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot his mother, father and 4 siblings with a shotgun the night of  November 14, 1974. This photo was taken in 2010 when the house at 108 Ocean Drive (formerly 112 Ocean Drive) was last listed for...

The untold story of the OTHER Steel Magnolias house

I have watched the movie Steel Magnolias so many times that I sometimes unwittingly recite the lines in real life. (Blush and Bashful anyone?) Like many people, I fell in love with not only the memorable characters in Steel Magnolias but the quaint small town in Louisiana and the beautiful homes where the...

Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home is up for sale

Yes, it's been all over the national news. And I had made a conscious decision NOT to cover it since it is already being over-exposed and the hideous crimes of JD are a little too recent for my comfort level. But then I got a gently prodding email from a reader in...

Bullet holes included: 1935 “Ma Barker” shoot-out house for sale in Florida

  The talk of newspaper homes sections last week around the nation was all about the latest listing in Ocklawaha, Florida. The notorious house where "Ma" Barker and her son Fred were hiding out in 1935 when they were gunned down in a dramatic shootout with FBI agents is up for sale! The house has...