Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Ferris Mansion - Carson City, NV

The Ferris Mansion located in Carson City, Nevada was built in 1863.  Some time later the home was purchased by George Ferris who lived in the home with his wife and two children Mary and George, Jr. George Ferris, Sr. was a prominent landscaper in the Carson City area, however the home would become well known as the childhood home of the man who invented the Ferris wheel, George Ferris, Jr.

The Ferris Mansion in Carson City, Nevada

When it came time for Mary to wed, she decided she wanted to be married at her grand home.  Many guests came from all around to witness the magnificent wedding.  However, many of those guests got more than they bargained for.  As some believed it was a double wedding.  After spotting a second bride in full wedding dress in the backyard, they approached George Sr. and asked who the second bride was and who she was marrying.  Then Mr. Ferris promptly replied, "There is no second wedding, only one bride will be married today".  To the astonishment of the guests, the bride seen in the backyard was no where to be found.  

Some people have claimed to have even spoken to her, hearing he phantom bride mentioning something about looking for her groom,  perhaps wondering where he had gotten to.  The Ferris family did some research and determined that only one wedding had taken place at the home previously as there was only one owner.  The bride was left standing at the alter by her groom-to-be.  So it seems that she is now spending eternity looking for her lost love.


  1. Wow, I've heard of some 'happenings' out of the ordinary at the Ferris Mansion. One for example from a teller in Reno who lived at the house as a child. She said that one day when she and her younger brother (about 4 years old and she 6 years old at the time) were playing indoors around the second/back stairs (there are two sets of interior stairs) all of a sudden her brother, who was at the top of the stairs, floated down to the landing!! I have been in the house late at night and defenitely heard knocking noices where there could not have been anybody as I was alone in the house 12:30 AM!!

  2. I would love to visit someday. George Ferris Sr. was my great grandfather. I was so excited to see his home and was amazed to find it still standing.