creepy old houses
Old Calistoga Hospital- the Francis House
The mansion was built in 1886 and was home to James Francis who lived there for five years until he died, and the house was purchased by Colonel M.E. Billings, a civil war veteran. Billings ran his law office from the Francis House until he died of pneumonia in 1918. After Billing’s death, the house was turned into a private hospital that ran until 1965, when state inspectors shut it down for failure to meet the current health and safety codes. It’s been abandoned ever since.