Frick Mansion - Clayton

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The Frick Mansion was home to industrial magnate Henry Clay Frick and his wife Adelaide Howard Childs, who began living there in 1883 and the family moved to New York in 1900. Their youngest daughter, Helen Clay Frick, kept up the mansion all those years and then moved back in in 1981. She died three years later at age 96. The mansion was opened as a museum in 1990, and Helen Clay Frick is suspected to be the identity of at least one ghost who haunts the mansion. Employees have heard footsteps late at night. But since mysterious depressions have been found in Adelaide Frick’s bed, some say her spirit is here as well.

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7227 Reynolds St
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
United States

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40.4484869, -79.90129709999997
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
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  1. Years ago I visited Clayton with a friend. As soon as stepping foot into Mrs. Frick’s bedroom, I was overwhelmed with sadness & began sobbing uncontrollably. My friend, escorted me to the next room (nursery) where I was able to calm down. I did not get to hear any of the information given in that room; however, he told me a little later during the tour that they were explaining how the Frick’s lost a small child & how Mrs. Frick grieved. I did not get the feeling anywhere else in the house.

  2. I’ve been to the Frick Mansion once. I went on June 28, 2012. I remember it was June 28 because it was on my birthday. lol I don’t remember much but it was cool. I went there during the day so I could n’t have had any paranormal experiences.

  3. I work here and have never really experienced anything paranormal. It could just be the darkness of Mrs Frick’s room (dark red wallpaper and low light from the lamps, along with the creepy sketch of Jesus above her bed) that lead to people feeling uneasy. Definitely nothing paranormal here though.

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