Demarest Building

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The Demarest Building, once called the National Hotel, was constructed in 1863 and was used as an inn and a meeting place for the townspeople. In the mid-1900s, the building was turned into apartments and the Demarest Bar, which closed in the early 1990s. It is now a complex of office rentals, boutiques and restaurants. Mysteriously, screams occasionally come echoing down from the top floor of the building, locals say. The source of the haunting is unknown.

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Railroad and South
Warwick, NY
United States

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41.25608551513675, -74.35883943740919
Orange County, New York
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  1. I used to work on the top floor of this building. Sometimes at night when I was there alone, I would get the feeling that someone (or something) was up there with me. Occasionally I would hear the sound of footsteps walking around out in the hall. Apparently the top floor used to be a brothel when the hotel was in operation, so I can only imagine the things that used to go on!

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