Knox Mansion


The Knox Mansion is a historical mansion in the city of Johnstown, Fulton County, New York. The house was built in 1889 by the gelatine magnate and businessman, Charles Knox, who owned Knox Gelatine and the Knox Gelatine Factory which also resides in Johnstown. It has 42 rooms, an elevator, a grand staircase, a solid lava ash fireplace which was an import from a castle in Italy, the castle which it is came from is unknown. It is also reported that Rose Knox had paid $200,000 for it to have it shipped brick by brick. The house was $1.2 million dollars to build back in 1889. When Rose Knox died in 1950, the house was sold to her doctor, Dr. Larrabee. It was later sold to Antique Dealers. The house was sold to Marty Quinn, and it is operated as a Museum/Bed & Breakfast/Limousine Agency/Private Residence. It has several secret compartments such as windowless room just off the attic, and a hidden panel behind a built in shelf in the billiard.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.Haunted imageThe mansion is believed by some to be haunted. Guests have said that the lights have flickered, lamps dropped, footsteps heard, voices heard, ghosts sighted, cold feelings felt, sheets having been pulled off, piano being played by itself (even though there is a player piano also in the billiard), and other phenomenon. Children have reportedly seen the long since deceased gardener who apparently loved the company of children.


104 W 2nd Ave
Johnstown, NY


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