Vaughan Street Jailhouse

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Vaughan Street jail, circa 1881, is the oldest public building in Winnipeg. It was originally a makeshift jailhouse and a setting for hangings, and is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of some of the hanged men, who have been known to show up as floating apparitions.

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Geographic Information

Vaughan and York
Winnipeg, MB Canada

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49.88776173754539, -97.14778000114165
Division No. 11
Nearest Towns:
Winnipeg, MB (0.9 mi.)
Saint Boniface, MB (2.3 mi.)
Brooklands, MB (2.5 mi.)
West Kildonan, MB (3.4 mi.)
Kildonan, MB (3.5 mi.)
East Kildonan, MB (3.5 mi.)
Saint James, MB (4.6 mi.)
Tuxedo, MB (4.9 mi.)
Saint Vital, MB (5.0 mi.)
Transcona, MB (6.6 mi.)


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