The Embalming House

McGaheysville VA, Rockingham Co. VA, Halloween

The Embalming House.

With Halloween season in full swing and the day itself less than a week away, I wanted to join the fun. As we continue to explore our new Virginia haunts (pun intended), we keep encountering fantastic scenery and intriguing architecture all across Rockingham Co.

On our latest exploration, we visited the burg of McGaheysville (pronounced MaGakiesville) southeast of Harrisonburg. We found a cute little shop, some Civil War era farm homes and a doctor’s office/residence combination. A historical placard indicated that the building across the road from the doctor’s place was the embalming house. I thought that was both convenient and a subtle inference of the former physician’s medical prowess.

“The Embalming House” wasn’t much to look at, but it was more than appropriate for my Halloween Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2018

9 Comments

Filed under architectural photography, history, holidays, human interest, Photo of the Week, photography, rural life, Shenandoah Valley, travel, Virginia

9 responses to “The Embalming House

  1. Ginny Rodriguez

    Very interesting. My husband and I will have to go there when we’re up that way. We live in Madison, not to far from there.

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  2. Janis

    It looks pretty creepy.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Gail B

    Interesting and even more sinister when at quick glance there seems to be a light shining in the upper right hand window! Good catch for the season, Bruce. Gail

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  4. Oh my word. What a scary looking house. Thanks for the chill.

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