Croke-Patterson Mansion - Patterson Inn

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The 1890 Croke-Patterson Mansion, now bed-and-breakfast, has had an interesting history. So the stories go, original owner Thomas B. Croke entered the mansion just once, and whatever he saw or felt there was enough to convince him never to come back. He sold it to Thomas M. Patterson, who owned it for several generations. The place has been a dance studio, a radio station, a boardinghouse, and offices in its past, and some strange things started to happen during its renovation into an office building. Two guard dogs were found dead on the sidewalk outside after apparently leaping from a third-story window, and typewriters, copy machines and phones started to work on their own. Witnesses have reported apparitions (including that of Thomas Patterson), voices, knocks, baby cries, and footsteps.

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Geographic Information

Address:
420 E 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
United States

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GPS:
39.733481, -104.98138
County:
Denver County, Colorado
Nearest Towns:
Denver, CO (0.4 mi.)
Glendale, CO (3.2 mi.)
Edgewater, CO (4.6 mi.)
Mountain View, CO (4.8 mi.)
Lakeside, CO (5.0 mi.)
North Washington, CO (5.1 mi.)
Lakeside, CO (5.2 mi.)
Berkley, CO (5.4 mi.)
Wheat Ridge, CO (5.6 mi.)
Lakewood, CO (5.7 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.pattersoninn.com/

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  1. Over twenty five years ago, this house was being renovated and a portion of it being used as offices. My brother, sister and I were seeing a social worker that had her office right where the turret was. We usually had an appointment sometime in the evening and would sometimes get there a little early. One particular evening, we got there about twenty minutes early and decided to look around the house. The downstairs was dank and smelled old and dusty. In one room, a large portion of the floor had been dug up and there was also a long closet with wood planks on the floor. There was no one in the house, giving us the opportunity to roam freely without being questioned. At one point, an older man approached us and told us that he was the grounds keeper. He had a lot of stories to tell us when we asked him if the house was haunted. He said that while the renovation were going on, that they would often come in in the morning and all of the papers from the files would be all over the floors of the offices. He also said that at one point they had two different Doberman Pincers to guard the house from intruders at night. One of the dogs supposedly jumped to his death from one of the upstairs windows. The other dog was cowering from fear under on the small table downstairs. I could never verify these stories od course, but did talk with our counselor. She said that it was true that she had come in few times and that her papers would be all over the floor in her office. They never found evidence of any break in’s though. I am now in my early fourties. A few years ago, I trying to find information to corroborate some of the stories that I was told by the care taker. Some of the information that I found was a bit different, but none the less similar. I remember asking the care taker about the flooring in the basement. He said that one of the original home owners husbands had vanished in the early 1900’s, probably due to infidelity. Supposedly, his wife died sometime later in life and in her will, confessed to killing her husband and burying his body in the basement. The care taker said that they did find his body in a old type of carpet bag. I never found any information that this story was true. Anyway, I am so happy that I had the opportunity to see the house in it’s originality and that the stories told to my brother, sister and I were from the care taker. What an experience, one that I will never forget.

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