Thursday Doors: Belvoir Winery, Liberty, Missouri

#4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian, went to visit my future son-in-law, the equally amazing Michael Ignacio. Naturally, she was on the lookout for doors for me.

One of the places they visited was a haunted orphanage-turned-winery, the Belvoir Winery in Liberty, Missouri.


The Odd Fellows Home District is architecturally and historically significant for the comprehensive way in which it represents the historic development of the Missouri Odd Fellows complex from 1900 to the present. In terms of architecture, the district is important to show the intact examples of Jacobethan Revival structures, one of which was designed by William B. Ittner, a nationally recognized architect of this style. In terms of social and humanitarian contributions, the resources document the emerging concept of care by a fraternal organization for the elderly, indigent, and orphaned at the turn of this century. Several residents were integral in the history of the Missouri International Order of the Odd Fellows, or were civic leaders in their hometowns.

For the record, if I ever went here, I would be fully prepared to leave post haste. Yes, I believe in ghosts and spiritual emanations. Seen ’em, felt ’em. Not a lot, but some. All my ghosts have been friendly, but some of the emanations have been oppressive and negative, probably because the location was oppressive and negative for the people who lived there. Makes me want to hug them — and get the hell outta Dodge.

Thursday doors is under the direction of Dan Antion, photographer extraordinaire and critter daddy. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Thursday Doors: Belvoir Winery, Liberty, Missouri

  1. Dan Antion

    March 23, 2023 at 11:51am

    I’m with you. One quick hug and them I’m out of here.

    But, these are wonderful doors. Kudos to the amazing Sara Marian and her excellent eye for doors.

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