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Location DB > United States > Texas > Sanger > Kirby's Abandoned Mansion
Kirby's Abandoned Mansion
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created by Captain_Slow on 3/30/2011 5:11 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 10/13/2022 12:19 AM
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Massive 30,000sq ft+ mansion with 3 stories and basement, halfway finished. Inside there is a massive 3 story spiral staircase, desks, filing cabinets, and tons of building supplies on the ground floor. Pretty cool basement with interesting features.

***UPDATE 7/3/11***
The place has been boarded up tight. There's no way in. RIP old friend.


UPDATE: As of 2-20-13 the mansion is no longer totally boarded up.

Top floor is apparently a popular spot for satanic and witchcraft rituals, with lots of left over tea lights, often arranged in pentagrams or other symbols and wierd writing in French, I think.

UPDATE As of 10.2022 the mansion is under construction. The developer is turning it into a "wedding estate". Using the orginal floor plan, they are finishing it to be a rental property for weddings, corporate events, photo shoots, etc. Progress pictures at Bella Mansions website, linked below. Initial plans was to be completed by 2021, it now says 2023 - likely a covid delay...
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Under Construction
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Sanger, Texas
United States
Owner: Bella Mansions
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • air quality
  • 3 story drops; various fall hazards; M-F'ING SPIDERS
  •  Interesting Features
    Lots of awesome photo ops, vantage points, detrius left from the various construction attempts, leftovers from various satanic / witchcraft rituals, cool gigantic basement filled with soda straws. Overall just a cool place with interesting archetecture.
     Security Measures
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • very high visibitlity
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1982
    Closed: 2003
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • binoculars
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  • steel toe boots
  •  Recommended Equipment
    crusifix, just in case
    The mansion, along with a horse barn, was built in the early 1980's by Joe and Jill Powell. Mr. Powell sold horses for a living and decided to construct his estate with appeal to his horse buyers. When his clients arrived to purchase horses, they would be able to stay and rest, much like a hotel or inn. The home was designed for two parts: a single residence for the Powells and a guest serving hotel. Powell intended for the home to include several bedrooms and hotel like features including an elevator and a third level ballroom for entertaining purposes.

    From the mid 1980's, the story becomes a little unclear. It is rumored that the Powells suffered from a nasty divorce. After the divorce, it was unclear which individual would receive the mansion, so they just...left it. Many rumors have circled north Texas, including ones saying the mansion is haunted, but no one has confirmed the validity of the matter.

    Recently, the grounds including the mansion were bought by a Denton catering company, Fremaux's Metropolitan Catering. The company caters events all over north Texas from birthdays to weddings. On Fremaux's Metropolitan Catering's website, the company details plans of the huge mansion to be turned into a wedding chateau. The surrounding grounds would be included in the wedding chateau for outdoor activities and ceremonies. Fremaux's Metropolitan Catering is still in the process of buying and turning the once vacant mansion into a place of celebration.

    2019 - Bella Mansions acquires the Sanger Mansion with hopes of turning it into a premier wedding and event venue in Texas.
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     Future Plans

    Captain's trip
    Wed, Mar 30th, 2011
    posted by Captain_Slow

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    Captain's trip
    Wed, Mar 30th, 2011
    posted by Captain_Slow
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    Cheese's trip 2-20-13
    Mon, May 27th, 2013
    posted by cheese007
    20 pictures

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    Coolness 6 / 10
    Content Quality 6 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/13/2022 12:20 AM.

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  • on Oct 13 22 at 0:20, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 13 22 at 0:19, Emperor Wang changed the following: Description
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  • on Oct 11 22 at 20:12, fr00tCake changed the following: Owner, History, Status, Media Coverage, Description, Web Links
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  • on May 27 13 at 5:42, cheese007 swapped pictures 15 and 16
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