Photos from the Dr Fredrick LaMotte Santee House and Bookhouse – from Amity Photos


Dr Frederick LaMotte house and doctor’s office

I and our Coven are blessed to have contacted the photographer at Amity Photos who has made good contact with the present owner of Dr Santee’s house and bookhouse, in which was our original Covenstead.

Santee house and  doctos office

Dr Frederick LaMotte house and doctor’s office looking from the bookhouse before it was built

SS’s website is Amity Photos and his photographs of Dr Santees house and the bookhouse are at Amity Photos Dr Frederick Santee House.

SS is a superb photographer and editor and his full portfolio is both ambient, tantalizing, skillful and at times just plain bizarre as you can see going through his website. He has been given unprecedented access to Dr Santee’s house and doctor’s office and what remains of the bookhouse both of which are being renovated.

The present owner is rightfully tired of “Santee tourists”, “Wannanbe Sons of Santee witches”, “Ghosthunters” and previous break-ins when the property was owned by the bank, and he has security cameras installed all around the property. When i met with him it took me almost 30 minutes to talk my way into the Bookhouse, explaining who i was and my history therein. I told him to the right of that door are circles in such and such colors that i painted. He eventually trusted me and let me in.

Santee library and covenstead

Santee Memorial Library and Coven of the Catta Covenstead

He gave us an old COC scourge that was probably used on me for my initiations, and i found the original black iron triple Goddess candlestick that we had on the altar, and a nice blue glass medicine bottle from Doc’s dispensary. In return i drew for him the original layout of the bookhouse. I have also told him who may have stolen various paintings and objects (based on private communications, FB pages and newspaper articles and pictures) from the bookhouse.


Fireplace in the Bookhouse with white shadows where the missing painting and pictures were

SS has given me the password to the Santee photos and I am posting a couple of them here with his permission but these photographs are copyright of the owner of this website You can only view this superb photographer.s works of art at his website but you cannot download them without the password. These photos which i have embedded here are by his permission.

Back to SS and Amity Photos – I can’t thank him enough for what he has shared with me and our Coven and for his letting me share these photos. And in return to him i am posting this to bring business to him since he is a photographer who has to constantly seeking out less esoteric subjects just to pay the bills. These and other types of photos on his website seem to be his passion. If you live in PA and want to hire a great photographer, please contact him through his website linked above.

Santee bookhouse doorstep sigils

Concrete Doorstep to Bookhouse with Sun, Pentagram and Moon Sigils drawn into it



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