Monroe Allison House in Metamora, Indiana

Even if it weren’t dilapidated and choked by unruly greenery, this house would still be an odd sight to stumble upon. Locals frequently refer to it as the "gingerbread house" because of its unusual handicraft architecture.

The nine-room building is unique within Metamora, Indiana. A carpenter named Monroe Allison built the pink house in the 1870s.

Supposedly, Allison would float any surplus building materials from his jobs down the canal and use them to build additions to the house. The...

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