Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

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The building was built in 1847 and is on the MIssissippi River. It was a rooming house for those on the Red River Ox Cart Trail. There have been numerous reports of smells, sightings, and sounds by a variety of visitors. Personally I have seen a woman sitting on the steps, have heard footsteps on the second floor, have smelled bacon and stew cooking. Others have reported a young boy playing marbles. A young man and a young women have been heard and seen. A couple different paranormal investigators have done investigations and have captured movement and other evidence.

(Submitted by Bethany W)

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6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN
United States

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45.0890103, -93.27686089999997
Anoka County, Minnesota
Nearest Towns:
Fridley, MN (0.7 mi.)
Coon Rapids, MN (2.2 mi.)
Spring Lake Park, MN (2.3 mi.)
Hilltop, MN (2.9 mi.)
Brooklyn Center, MN (2.9 mi.)
Columbia Heights, MN (3.4 mi.)
Mounds View, MN (3.5 mi.)
Brooklyn Park, MN (3.9 mi.)
New Brighton, MN (4.0 mi.)
Robbinsdale, MN (4.9 mi.)


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