Fort Piqua Hotel

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Built in 1891, the historic Fort Piqua Hotel was once a library, and then stood empty for years. Now it is said to be haunted by a handyman who died in 1910 after falling into a barrel of cleaning acid. His ghost is seen working on things or shoveling coal in the basement. Witnesses also have heard heavy objects moving on empty floors above them, and music coming from an old dining room area.

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Geographic Information

Address:
308 N Main St
Piqua, OH ‎
United States

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GPS:
40.14895843632014, -84.24003195745172
County:
Miami County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Piqua, OH (0.3 mi.)
Lockington, OH (4.1 mi.)
Covington, OH (6.4 mi.)
Fletcher, OH (6.7 mi.)
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Pleasant Hill, OH (8.7 mi.)
Casstown, OH (8.9 mi.)
Bradford, OH (10.1 mi.)
Sidney, OH (10.4 mi.)
Russia, OH (10.7 mi.)

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  1. Actually, the Fort Piqua Hotel was used as a low income residence for many years, as it fell further and further into disrepair. Then it sat empty for some time. I worked at a bar that was attached to it and we sometimes took flashlight ‘tours’ later in the evening. I am proud to say that the building NOW houses our public library, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a ballroom that is rentable for events such as wedding receptions. It’s truly beautiful.

  2. It’s a big beautiful library now. In the past in was used for low income housing for elderly and sad to day addicts and drug addicts collecting disability. It was a sad sad place to be. My elderly grandmother was among the residents who lived there. Don’t waste time or money ghost hunting there. Visit to read a book in a historical setting.

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