Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- August 20, 2014

You probably won't be surprised to learn that this is considered a mansion, the Ferris Mansion, to be specific.  You probably also won't be surprised that although it was once a private residence, it's now a B&B.  What might surprise you is that the house came from a kit.  Yes, in the early twentieth century it was possible to order a house exactly like this and have it delivered to your site.  How did I learn that?  From a lecture at the Wyoming State Museum earlier this year.

In case you're interested in staying there, the Ferris Mansion is located in Rawlins. 


  1. It's beautiful! My husband was born and raised in Rawlins. I'll have to ask him to take me to visit the mansion.

    1. Cindy -- It's for sale, or at least it was last month when we were there. Just in case you want to become an innkeeper ...