A couple of days ago, I took myself for a walk and wound up at the Story Mansion. The 22-room mansion was built in 1910 by T.B. Story, who was the son of a local cattle and gold magnate Nelson Story. It’s had quite an interesting history (including being a frat house for most of its life), which you can read about in a great article here.
It was a gray day and the house was closed to the public, so I took my time walking around the grounds, peering into windows, and photographing things that piqued my interest. It felt like the mansion and I were on a private date – secluded and intimate. I haven’t been out walking with my camera just for the heck of it for a while. It was nice.
The Story Mansion is a neat place to go. One night last summer Reid and I went to “Story Under The Stars,” an outdoor movie screening series. They were playing “The Music Man.” It was such a fun experience! A big screen had been set up and everyone laid out blankets and put up folding chairs on the lawn next to the mansion. Popcorn and cupcakes were sold (I made sure the cupcakes were purchased) and a local band played while we waited for it to get dark and the movie to start. It was such a quintessential summer activity and the perfect way to spend an evening.
Here are some of the photos I took during my walk.