Colton Hall, built by Navy Chaplain Walter Colton (later a mayor and a judge), was the first public building constructed under the American flag. It was the site of the 1849 California Constitutional Convention as well as an execution spot: Convicted criminals were hanged from the second-floor porch balcony. Perhaps it is these doomed men whose ghosts have been felt by witnesses. Moving cold spots and the sound of footsteps also have been reported.
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- 570 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940
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- 36.59771107626529, -121.8975245853195
- Monterey County, California
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