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You may experience the phantom smell of pipe smoke, and hear footsteps in the audiovisual room. There is an 1898 hearse that is said to open by itself, and books are sometimes rearranged in the library.

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801 East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78233
United States

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29.416544614704836, -98.48205149173737
Bexar County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
San Antonio, TX (0.9 mi.)
Olmos Park, TX (4.3 mi.)
Terrell Hills, TX (4.5 mi.)
Alamo Heights, TX (4.8 mi.)
Balcones Heights, TX (6.5 mi.)
Kirby, TX (6.6 mi.)
Castle Hills, TX (7.7 mi.)
China Grove, TX (8.2 mi.)
Lackland Air Force Base, TX (8.4 mi.)
Windcrest, TX (9.2 mi.)


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  1. been there with my sister, i had an uneasy feeling roaming the areas.
    almost felt like we were being followed.

    other than that i really love the place.

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