The Mysterious Mismatched Roofline of Doom
Greetings Ghost Fans,
At the Ghost Relations Dept, I sift through thousands of photos and artwork each week to support my blog posts. However, there is something I have noticed for a long time but never really brought up.
In 1957, Ken Anderson did a preliminary sketch of a house which pretty much became the design plan for the Disneyland Mansion facade we know today. He based this sketch off of a house in Baltimore, MD.
However, there was one slight flaw in his original sketch. The 2nd floor balcony roofline matches greatly one on side of the columns, but on the other side has gone it has gone off kilter. Considering that his sketch was pretty much a copy of the photo of the house, it makes one wonder what was happening here.
Artist Sam McKim took Andersons original sketch and turned it into a concept painting. However, McKim did not change the roofline either. So today, one of the most famous Mansion illustrations has a flaw that has gone mostly unnoticed for over 5 decades.