Rock House – Greenwood, South Carolina
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Legends surrounding the silent and solitary Rock House run as thick as the woods around it. Located deep in the shadows of Rock House Road in rural Greenwood County, the fireproof building was constructed entirely from stone, concrete, glass, and steel. The now crumbling fortress is accessible only by foot, and no one has ever lived inside its walls.
Although it stands on private property, its mystery and ominous edifice seem to invite intruders. Vandalism and theft have ravaged the home. Its walls are covered in graffiti, and its once graceful interior has been torn apart. The circular iron staircase was stolen years ago, and visitors are now greeted by a gaping hole in the ceiling. Daredevils unwilling to be thwarted reach the second and third floors by climbing the walls. Shreds of paneling and shards of tile lie in dust on the floor.
Local lore claims its builder once lost his family in a fire, or that the owner’s wife died inside the home so he could not bear to stay. The real story of Rock House, however, is as interesting as either of these tales.