Crittenden Farm House, Ruggles, OH, 1998
I happened across this remarkable house in rural Ohio several times in the Nineties and was able to get some pictures and meet the owners. With its Second Empire details from 1878 still intact, it is one of the most well preserved houses of that type in Ohio and is on the National Register. There is a lot of information online about the history of the family which I will provide links to below. I also found out that the Crull family that has owned it more recently donated a large acreage behind it that is now part of the county park system.
The Crittendens also built another similar farmhouse down the road, though it does not have a tower. I first visited there in 1996 and it was then lived in but no one was at home so I couldn't talk to them. Shortly after that it was abandoned and went downhill until it was unfortunately torched a few years ago. I have some pictures of that place as well that have been posted.
Scanned from a print.
For more information about this house, see here: