Schweppe Mansion

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Schweppe Mansion was built in 1917 as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. John G. Shedd to their daughter Laura as a wedding present for her and her new husband, Charles Schweppe. Tragedy struck in 1941–Charles was found dead in his bedroom after he shot himself. A note on his dresser said, “I’ve been awake all night. It’s terrible.” The full reasoning behind the suicide is a mystery. After Laura’s death, the mansion was empty for 46 years. Well, almost empty. Folks say the ghosts of Charles and Laura as well as several servants still resided here. In 1987, the mansion was purchased, restored and inhabited by private owners. Reports say it was recently listed for sale at $15 million, reduced from $18 million.

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Geographic Information

Address:
405 North Mayflower Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
United States

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GPS:
42.24660478630848, -87.81872516883595
County:
Lake County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Lake Forest, IL (1.4 mi.)
Lake Bluff, IL (2.4 mi.)
Highwood, IL (3.3 mi.)
Knollwood, IL (4.4 mi.)
Bannockburn, IL (4.4 mi.)
Highland Park, IL (4.6 mi.)
Green Oaks, IL (5.3 mi.)
Deerfield, IL (5.4 mi.)
Mettawa, IL (5.6 mi.)
North Chicago, IL (5.6 mi.)

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  1. Me and a friend tried opening the door to the mansion at 11 pm on Christmas and after i let my hand off the knob a loud knock came from inside the door. We started running away and my friend dropped his keys right next to the fountain, then we got in his car and floored it after getting his keys. We will be returning and follow up with more info.

  2. I went here with my friends on new years day 2015. We were all taking pictures and every single one of my friends who had their phone out, all of a sudden drained and turned off. So insane.nes

  3. Im here to see if this place is still in use. If not can u get back to me asap i wanna take a trip and find the paranormal so i wanna know if it is abandoned thank you for the help.

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