Quote Originally Posted by Bridget Kayla Snyder View Post
I'm gonna say that has gotta be the place. If you look at the Google image you can see the silo a ways back from the house. Totally wanna check this place out. It's only 20 minutes away from my house!
This thread caught my attention a few days ago, so I did some internet searches on the the road, property, and area. I even came across some historical maps of the location. I don't think it would be considered a "mansion", but rather a farm house, which back in the 1900's were quite large.

My first discovery was the locations address. By simply clicking on "What's Here" on the right-click help tab on Google maps, I was able to get an approximate address:6489 Hoag Rd Kirkville, NY 13082. However, this address was inaccurate. After several hours of navigating through public record systems, I found out that I could located the REAL property through a parcel mapping program provided by NYS and Onondaga County: http://www.maphost.com/syracuse-onondaga/

All of that being said the address is: 6489 Hoag Rd Kirkville, NY 13082

My next step was finding the owners. That's easy: Tax assessment records found here: http://www.ongov.net/rpts/documents/.../RPS150T38.pdf The property belongs to the Tripoli Family.

If you want to visit the location I would recommend contacting one of the family members first.

Needless to say, the story doesn't end there. I was amazed how much I found on one small abandoned property. Last year in August, the farm barn burned to the ground. I verified the location by the overgrown silo in the picture: http://centralny.ynn.com/content/all...ounding-field/ Many times fire depts. will post pictures of the fires and the surrounding areas, so I found these: http://www.kirkvillefire.com/images....72&button=View Again we see the silo, very similar to the Google maps, and both the articles confirm the location as Hoag Rd.

One of the biggest problems for exploring this area, as mentioned before is the accessibility. Amtrak has forbidden anybody from crossing the train tracks. I accidentally hit the YouTube button when I had "Hoag Rd Kirkville" in my search bar. What do you know? This video came up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snlwjjJmjMA You can clearly see the barriers that separate someone from crossing the tracks. Although this is the shortest way, it is trespassing, which I would try to avoid.

Happy Adventures, and post any pictures if you've gone!