Denver Courthouse

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The columned Denver Courthouse was built from 1912 to 1932, replacing the original courthouse from the late 1800s. It is the old building that is of interest. In 1900, reports from a janitor say that the gates of Hell opened up on its second floor one morning at 3 a.m. He said spirits of the dead walked around here every night for six nights, and the incident left an overpowering smell of brimstone. It is not surprising that the two people who witnessed this quit their jobs, and left Denver. After the building was demolished, some say a few of the spirits moved into the new building and they inhabit its second floor.

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Geographic Information

1437 Bannock St
Denver, CO
United States

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39.7392435, -104.99102720000002
Denver County, Colorado
Nearest Towns:
Denver, CO (0.3 mi.)
Glendale, CO (3.9 mi.)
Edgewater, CO (4.0 mi.)
Mountain View, CO (4.2 mi.)
Lakeside, CO (4.3 mi.)
Lakeside, CO (4.5 mi.)
North Washington, CO (4.7 mi.)
Berkley, CO (4.9 mi.)
Wheat Ridge, CO (4.9 mi.)
Lakewood, CO (5.4 mi.)


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