The Munsters (1964)

The Munster house, at fictional address 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The house was built on the aforementioned Colonial Street and is now 4351 Wisteria Lane on “Desperate Housewives.”

Colonial Street houses were first built for So Goes My Love (1946), but then dismantled and stored for a few years until 1950 when they were reassembled for Harvey (1950) on what was then called River Road. The road ended with the huge colonial mansion first built for the 1927 Uncle Tom’s Cabin. In 1960 the Psycho house was built near there, as mentioned in yesterday’s post.

In 1981 this version of Colonial Street was dismantled and moved. (As mentioned in the Psycho post from yesterday, the Bates Motel was torn down at roughly the same time, though no one knows exactly when.) Many homes ended up nearby on Universal’s Elm Street, although many went to a new street that they also called Colonial Street. The Munster house was moved to this new Colonial Street and remains there, but over the years other famous homes have been torn down, such as the original “Leave it to Beaver” house which was taken down for The Burbs. The Uncle Tom’s Cabin mansion was also  taken down for “Desperate Housewives.”