Charles B. Leach House

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Charles B. Leach was a lumber baron who built this Queen Anne Victorian home in 1887. Beginning in 1915, the house was used as a home for unwed mothers and later a women’s shelter. It was in operation until 1990. The house is believed to be haunted because of mysterious footsteps, shadows, phantom laughter, and figures that show up out of the corner of your eye in the foyer.

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308 Garfield Avenue
Kansas City, MO
United States

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39.1107749, -94.55725000000001
Jackson County, Missouri
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  1. I know this house well. Its true that this place is haunted. I knew the owners steve and Charles. They talked of hearing a baby crying from the ballroom area.

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