I have noticed over the last few months that you have had articles regarding Mensana. The latest today, titled, “Inside Creepy Mansion Mensana.”This house has a very special meaning to me because it was the home my great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jackson, for over forty years. It was known as Venture then and the 300 plus acre property spanned either side of Greenspring Valley Road. There were beautiful barns, tenant houses, ice ponds, and endless riding trails.
In 1932, the Jacksons bought the home directly next to them and gave it to my grandmother, Catherine Jackson and my grandfather, Gary Black, as their wedding present. It was named Adventure, and they added it to the estate. I now live in Adventure and so I am very concerned what will become of Venture.I have wonderful photographs of parties etc. that show the splendor of the home and its true beauty. Maybe people can look past the creepiness of it today and see that it could be spectacular once again.Regards,Serena Black Martin