Explains my personal knowledge of Midget Mansion, located on the Northwest side of San Antonio Texas Notice - Image above is another mansion in this area that Midget Mansion may have looked like. So first off is it true? Well one of the long time residents of San Antonio says it was. Actually he stated before the homes location became a luxury apartment complex, he used to run for exercise through the back areas because there use to be trails. At that time Midget Mansion was abandoned, there was nothing but the home in ruin. I will now let everyone know the real truth behind Midget Mansion and all of its surroundings as how I know it from people that I have talked to.
The strange tale of Midget Mansion
Midget Mansion of San Antonio Explained
For unknown reasons this three 3 story mansion was abandoned and left open. The third floor was a ballroom and there was a marble fireplace in almost every room and an enclosed glass breezeway that went completely around the house! Some called it "The Midget Mansion" because apparently it was built by a midget as evidenced by low door knobs and bathroom fixtures. They say this house become a restaurant for a while and later it was used as a "haunted house". Sadly, this mansion was repeatedly vandalized until it had to be razed.
There comes a time when an urban legend becomes interpreted as cold, hard truth. No one took these stories, ghostly or otherwise, all that seriously. Time passes, of course, and as it does so too do those elaborately spun tales. Except, as those tales are told again and again, they adopt their own flavor, their own particular nuances, and suddenly there remains the question: is this story true or not?
Readers of my blog are aware that I am fond of pointing out that San Antonio is one of those places that seems to beget a bounty of weird urban legends. One of the most whimsical and macabre tales involves an estate that had the colorful name of Midget Mansion also known as Gillespie Mansion. So named because it was apparently constructed with low-hanging fixtures and low ceilings, the tenants were reputed to be a family of little people.