This time of year there are many haunted houses you could go too, but how many are held at a Historical Landmark, “The Curtiss Mansion”. Designed in the Pueblo Revival style, the mansion was constructed in 1925 by aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss, developer of the Miami suburbs of Hialeah and Opa-locka, Florida, as well as Miami Springs. Designated a Miami Springs historic site in 1987, the mansion was added to the NRHP on December 21, 2001.

A little about the man behind the mansion, Curtiss lived at the large, two-story residence with his wife, Lena Curtiss, until his death in 1930. Mrs. Curtiss referred to the mansion as “Dar-Err-Aha,” which means “House of Happiness.”

The mansion was the largest of Pueblo themed houses built by the Curtiss-Wright Company in its development of Country Club Estates in Miami Springs. The house features a central patio that faces the eastern perimeter of the golf course. The landscaped estate consisted of over 30 acres, with a small lake on the east side of the property. Curtiss brought many species of water birds to the lake, including flamingos and swans. Together with the adjacent property, it formed a 21-acre complex.

Now, about the event for the Halloween season… expect a terrifying journey through the historical landmark, encountering demons, cannibals, clowns and other sinister creatures of the night. This one promises to be even more frightening than anything you might be used to. Make sure you pre-purchase your ticket at

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