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This is the Old Woodmen Circle Home. In the early part of the 1900's, it was a home that cared for widows and orphans.
Unfortunately, today it is in ruins. Vandals and arsonists have all but destroyed this place. It is now owned by an attorney who has made it PERFECTLY CLEAR THAT TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED!! This is enforced so much in fact that the locals who live in and around the area will automatically call the police if they see you cross over the fence. Howewver, if you are in fact feeling bold and decide to do it, take some pictures of the interior and send them my way...there will be a photo credit waiting for you in return!!
If you wish to contact the attorney who owns it to get permission, don't bother. I've already tried, even suggesting an escort. All I got was a big NO from his rude secretary. (And yes, she is rather rude).
I did a lot of research on this place at the Sherman Library. The books and other information are located in the rare book section.
Even though you may not be able to go in, you can drive around the area and appreciate the beautiful architecture it once was.
One additional note...there are rumors going around saying this was also an insane asylum, and that it is haunted. All the research I have conducted shows no evidence that his was ever an insane asylum. As for it being haunted....I have never personally seen anything out of the ordinary, but I'll let you decide that one.
Address: Sherman, TX
Directions: Take US-75 North to TX-56. Take the exit for TX-56, Lamar Street and Washington Street. Take a left on Washington Street and follow for approximately 1 mile. The home is on the right just before the highway interchange.
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