Capitol Plaza Theatre

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The ghost of John Welch and his daughter Molly are said to haunt the theater. Welch was the owner of a mansion that stood on the property in the 1830s to 1860s, before it was torn down to build the theater. Molly died of pneumonia at age 8, and her apparition has been seen in the balcony watching performances from the front row.

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Geographic Information

123 Summers St.
Charleston, West Virginia
United States

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38.3503768, -81.6360843
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Nearest Towns:
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