Trundle Manor looks, from the outside, like any other house in the neighborhood of Swissvale near Pittsburgh - except for the coffin on the porch. But the inside is filled with a wide assortment of oddities that have drawn tourists from all over the country. In 2010, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette took a tour of the house, posting a video to its website.
In the house, collections of vintage taxidermy - "rat bird" and "pigeon shark" are examples - Steampunk sculptures, various types of artwork, antique medical devices, rusty cleavers and other weaponry, coffins and more line the walls and fill the rooms. The Trundle Manor also specialized in "dead things in jars," according to the official website, which also notes that the house "prides itself on displaying genuine articles and not cheap Halloween props." Specific items among those genuine articles include gas masks, animal skulls, and more.
"Anton Miriello and Rachel Rech have turned the place into a home so macabre it would make the Addams Family envious," the Post-Gazette noted.
Also an artists' residence, tours of Trundle Manor are by appointment only. Call 412-916-5544 to arrange a visit.
Obscura Day location: April 9, 2011.