Plainfield, Wisconsin: Site of Ed Gein's Murder House

Ed's house was bulldozed in 1957, but people still seek the spot where he practiced his peculiar form of carnage.
Address:
Plainfield, WI
Directions:
I-35 exit 136. West on Hwy 73 a little over a mile, then left (south) on Hwy KK. After two miles, turn right (west) on Archer Ave. The former Gein property is one mile west, at the corner of Archer and 2nd Aves. NO TRESPASSING signs are on almost every tree on the property that lines Archer. The driveway is overgrown and blocked by a chain with a wooden sign that reads "Fischer."
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Last week my boyfriend and I traveled to Ed Gein's house. We actually used roadsideamerica.com to find the location of his house. It was very helpful.

However, when we got there, all we saw were tons of trees cut down. We were on the corner of Archer and 2nd, and we did see a dirt path, and everything was overgrown. The gate was not locked so we drove through it. It led to an opening where tons of trees were being cut down. Now, either the directions were wrong, or the house was torn down, but we did not see the house Ed Gein lived in. We were told later on that his house had been burned down a couple months after he was arrested.

[Amy Nelson, 07/14/2006]

Ed's house was burned to the ground March 27, 1957, shortly after it was learned that an entrepreneur planned to open it as a tourist attraction called "The House Of Horrors."

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