The Winchester Mystery House


Due to an increase in violent crime, in the Memphis area, my wife and I decided to sign up to become licensed with handgun carry permits. Neither of us have any experience around guns, so we decided to first take an Introduction to Firearms class at a local range. It covered the basics of firearm safety, the proper stance and technique for shooting, and information as to how the mechanics of a gun works. You know me, I had a hankering for history; however, we didn’t cover any material pertaining to gun history. šŸ™ Such a waste!

Not that it matters, but we went back to the range last night to try out some different guns and, while I was given a .38 special by my father, I preferred the Smith and Wesson M&P 9. It had a lot less of a kick.

Coincidentally, I ran across this infographic and with it learned some interesting information regarding the Winchester and the Winchester Mystery House. What I found most peculiar about theĀ Winchester Mystery House was the obsession with the number 13. Additionally, the statistics for the estimated cost of the house and how long it took to construct are ridiculous. It is certainly one of the more interesting infographics that I’ve ever seen.

The Winchester Mystery House Infographic
The Winchester Mystery House

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I love all history; however, my favorite areas are World War II, Civil Rights Movement, and U.S. Constitutional history.


  1. She also designed windows with 13 panes. If you are ever in San Jose, I highly recommend touring the house. It is amazing!