During our last day on Cape Breton we came across this 1900s Historic Abandoned Mansion! It was pouring rain but that didn't stop us! Opie slept in the car while Zenning with Zay & I explored this beautiful old place!
The Grand Beginning: Early 1900s
Built in the early 1900s, The House was commissioned by the esteemed Hunt family, who were prominent figures in the local community. The mansion, with its imposing facade and intricate architectural details, quickly became an emblem of their wealth & influence. The construction of the house was overseen by Tom Burke, who painstakingly designed every aspect of the structure. He was given $500 to pay the wages of the tradesmen of the construction. Additionally, he was given $2,000.00 for the actually materials.
A Mansion of Extravagance & Parties
During its heyday, this mansion served as a vibrant hub of social activity. The family regularly hosted extravagant parties and gatherings, attracting the region's elite. Wealthy businessmen, politicians, and artists graced the halls of the mansion, creating a lively atmosphere filled with laughter and music. Also to note, there were the two births of Hunt children however the eldest passed after six months. There were three wakes & a wedding held here.
Decline & Abandonment of this Historic Mansion
However, as time passed, the mansion's glory began to fade. With changes in societal norms and the onset of economic hardships, the once-thriving estate fell into a state of neglect. After the final memeber of the last family passed, the house was eventually abandoned. Its grandeur overshadowed by the passage of time. The once-manicured gardens grew wild, and the once-gleaming halls echoed with a haunting silence.
A Glimpse Into The Past
Today, this 1900s Historic Abandoned Mansion stands as a fascinating relic of the past, attracting curious visitors seeking to unravel its secrets. Despite the years of neglect, traces of its former grandeur can still be found. Weathered stone walls tell tales of joy and mirth, while faded tapestries whisper stories of the people who once called this place home. After the passing of the last owner, the house was left abandoned. Although there were some attempts at preservation, those efforts have stopped & decay slowly takes over.