206 N. Broadway

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Built in 1882, the Victorian house at 206 N. Broadway St. was originally a private residence, but was a school and a boardinghouse for women until the 1970s when it again became a private home. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a 19-year-old who was shot and killed at 2:30 a.m. during a party here. It was then purchased by Seth Magosky, a history buff and John Wilkes Booth impersonator who intended to turn the house into a museum, but he died suddenly in 2007.

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Geographic Information

Address:
206 N. Broadway St
Joliet, IL
United States

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GPS:
41.526527, -88.08831099999998
County:
Will County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Joliet, IL (0.4 mi.)
Rockdale, IL (2.0 mi.)
Crest Hill, IL (2.0 mi.)
Ingalls Park, IL (2.4 mi.)
Preston Heights, IL (2.4 mi.)
Fairmont, IL (2.5 mi.)
Lockport, IL (4.6 mi.)
Crystal Lawns, IL (4.7 mi.)
Shorewood, IL (5.9 mi.)
New Lenox, IL (6.4 mi.)

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  1. I lived in this house as a boarding house for girls. You were either going to school or working. It was very nice. I was there about a year. The house was spooky. I never had or did not know any one there that had antifungal experience s.

  2. My husband and I viewed this house in the 90s when it was on the market. We had toyed with the idea of converting the home to a B&B. Can’t say that I thought the house was haunted per se, but there was a certain energy in some rooms of the home. Hard to describe. Not necessarily malevolent, but not protective, either. If anything, I would describe it as observant. Really weird. We knew nothing of the history of the house when we viewed it- have to say that we are glad that we passed on it!

  3. I have stood in the tower room. I was with a few others. We all felt a little dizzy. Rather like standing on a ship with choppy waters. Also went in the basement. That was the only place I felt any energies.

  4. This place is definitely haunted. I attended a meeting at this house The meeting was taking place in the kitchen I went to use the bathroom which was near the front of the home. While I was in there something flew against the door. When I came out of the bathroom a large bucket was laying outside the bathroom door. When I got back to the kitchen I congratulated who ever threw the bucket, but I told them they didn’t scare me. No one knew what I was talking about. No one had left the room. I have a lot of other stories. It is a VERY haunted place.

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