Monumental Mysteries: Sugar House Pictures

Host Don Wildman explores a mansion in Michigan that was built on the back of the sweetest of swindles, and learns of a violent uprising in New York City’s Central Park.

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The House That Sugar Built

In 1883, a chemist named Henry Friend claims to have invented a process that would forever change the time-consuming and expensive sugar-refining industry, but his whole process is revealed to be a fraud.  When he falls ill and passes away, his wife Olive moves back to their hometown of Milan, IL, and builds a sprawling Victorian mansion. 

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