Alice French House

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This historic mansion was the residence of the notable writer, who spent her years throughout here during the warmer months. Her father, the town mayor, originally owned the house, and it may be his spirit that is often reported here by visitors. Witnesses claim to have seen a distinguished gentleman in an old-fashioned suit seated in the parlour room, while others have reported lights turning on and off by themselves and doors slamming shut of their own accord. In the basement level, past residents claim to have heard a ghostly voice and have felt cold spots.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

321 East 10th Street
Davenport, Iowa
United States

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41.529609, -90.57014199999998
Scott County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Davenport, IA (0.6 mi.)
Rock Island, IL (1.5 mi.)
Rock Island Arsenal, IL (1.8 mi.)
Bettendorf, IA (2.8 mi.)
Moline, IL (3.3 mi.)
Milan, IL (5.3 mi.)
Riverdale, IA (5.9 mi.)
Panorama Park, IA (6.3 mi.)
East Moline, IL (6.8 mi.)
Silvis, IL (8.1 mi.)


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  1. I live here now in basement apt. Its true but im not afraid and the ghost or spirits are nice and calm . they dont cause fear and come in peace also their is a little girl ghost that talks and brings a strong cold wind chill but very nice and wakes me up for work daily and changes the time on my clock everytime i leave for work then changes the time on my clock once i get home form work very nice spirits also saved me from an fire in the same apt. Woke me up nd saved me from a fire here in this french house now known as mad properties;

    • Hello, my name is shannon with unknown darkness paranormal team from Cedar Rapids iowa. I was wondering if you would allow us to investigate this property for a documentary we are producing. thanks, Shannon

    • are you still the current residence of the Alice French house. I’m Interested in speaking with you
      please contact me at 563-949-2232

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