National Register of Historic Places
West Virginia: The Coal House
Would you expect anything less from coal country? This became the first coal building built in West Virginia back in 1933. A second one was built in 1959. But this one, located in Williamson, West Virginia, used 65 tons of coal to build and it never served as a house. Instead it was a bit of a publicity stunt.
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Wisconsin: The House on the Rock
Once inside you can revel in the world of kitsch that Alex Jordan created. The house opened in 1960 and among the rooms it features is a carousel room that includes 269 carousel animals, 182 chandeliers, 20,000 lights and no horses. Other rooms include the infinity room, which walks out from the rock for a spectacular view.
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This Wyoming house became somewhat infamous after a 2011 investigative report from Reuters uncovered that it served as the registered address for more than 2,000 businesses. It turns out Wyoming is a pretty good place to do business because it’s one of the few states to allow owners to hide behind nominee officers and directors.
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