The William Castle-directed cheesefest The House on Haunted Hill (1959) stars Vincent Price (who was always better than the material he chose) and the decidedly creepy titular abode, the façade of which was actually the historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis House in the Las Feliz section of Los Angeles.
Easton has a similar house on a hill, but to me, it’s more sad than scary, and as it turns out, it has a bit of history itself.
Mt Jefferson, which was originally known as Bushkill Hill is one of Easton’s 5 “mountains”, and is located at the top of North 5th Street behind the Easton Library. The name was changed as a tribute to Thomas Jefferson upon his election as President.
It’s also arguably one of Easton’s prime pieces of real estate. Although impeded somewhat by trees & foliage, it has views of Route 22, and most of Easton itself. Sitting in disrepair at the bottom of that piece of property is the subject of our mystery.
To be continued...