Boston University - Charlesgate Hotel

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Charlesgate, built in 1901, was bought by Boston University to use as a dorm in 1947, and then was also used as a dorm by Emerson College through the late 1990s. It’s now a condo building. Some of the hauntings are attributed to séances held by college kids or a suicide by an architect in one of the closets.

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Beacon Street and Charlesgate East
Boston, MA
United States

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42.35018683276454, -71.09134666616228
Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Boston, MA (1.7 mi.)
Cambridge, MA (1.9 mi.)
Brookline, MA (2.0 mi.)
South Boston, MA (2.4 mi.)
Somerville, MA (2.6 mi.)
Jamaica Plain, MA (3.2 mi.)
Chelsea, MA (4.1 mi.)
Everett, MA (4.5 mi.)
Medford, MA (4.8 mi.)
Watertown, MA (4.9 mi.)


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  1. Diane Carliner  |  

    Please see documentary book The Witch of Lime Street if you have not yet done so. It mentions connections with the Charlesgate Hotel.

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