John J. Glessner House

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The prisonlike 1887 mansion is said to be haunted by its architect, Henry Hobson Richardson. His white apparition has been seen in the bedroom and on the stairs, and cold spots are felt about the mansion.

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    1800 South Prairie Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60616
    United States

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    41.857718, -87.62121100000002
    Cook County, Illinois
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    1. i have been dreaming about Griffith and payed no attention to it .Last night in my dream he phoned me and was accusing me of something….i googled the name Griffith and have come on to this sight…i know what i heard was a message…but hope he calls again so i can hear what…i was very rattled when i awoke…i live in SA

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