Fort Piqua Hotel

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Built in 1891, the historic Fort Piqua Hotel was once a library, and then stood empty for years. Now it is said to be haunted by a handyman who died in 1910 after falling into a barrel of cleaning acid. His ghost is seen working on things or shoveling coal in the basement. Witnesses also have heard heavy objects moving on empty floors above them, and music coming from an old dining room area.

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308 N Main St
Piqua, OH ‎
United States

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40.14895843632014, -84.24003195745172
Miami County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Piqua, OH (0.3 mi.)
Lockington, OH (4.1 mi.)
Covington, OH (6.4 mi.)
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Troy, OH (7.8 mi.)
Pleasant Hill, OH (8.7 mi.)
Casstown, OH (8.9 mi.)
Bradford, OH (10.1 mi.)
Sidney, OH (10.4 mi.)
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  1. Actually, the Fort Piqua Hotel was used as a low income residence for many years, as it fell further and further into disrepair. Then it sat empty for some time. I worked at a bar that was attached to it and we sometimes took flashlight ‘tours’ later in the evening. I am proud to say that the building NOW houses our public library, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a ballroom that is rentable for events such as wedding receptions. It’s truly beautiful.

  2. The old Piqua library was low income housing after the library moved to the fort Piqua hotel and that is where the library remains today

  3. It’s a big beautiful library now. In the past in was used for low income housing for elderly and sad to day addicts and drug addicts collecting disability. It was a sad sad place to be. My elderly grandmother was among the residents who lived there. Don’t waste time or money ghost hunting there. Visit to read a book in a historical setting.

  4. I had an experience on the 2nd floor. My little brother and I were walking around the southeastern corner of the floor and a book was thrown off of a shelf as we walked by. Aside from that, nothing too crazy.

  5. In 1969 I was living at the hotel. I was 18,during the night in November at around 2am There was a squeaking noise comlng from the sink in my room hot water started pooring out leaving a cloud of steam in the small stuido. Waking up I turned the faucet off and tried to go back to sleep. At around 7am I prepared myself to go to work. As I was leaving the apartment there appeared to be a very beautiful woman at the end of the hall. I was 18 so I quickly made my way closer. she just disappeared. When reported I was told not worry this place had been haunted for years.

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