Jane Addams Hull House

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Used as a settlement house beginning in the late 19th century, Hull House operated as a place that attempted to influence and improve the lives of the poorer neighbors in the community. The most often repeated story about Hull House (and the inspiration for the story Rosemary’s Baby) is that of the Devil Baby, a horned scaled infant born to an atheist father who defied god and who the good matrons of Hull House took in and hid from the world. The story is of course, not factual, and purely the stuff of urban legend. However the same matron who scoffed at the idea that she had taken in a devil baby, did claim that the place might actually be haunted, as she herself is alleged to have seen a White Lady who has also been seen by others and who seems to prefer to appear in the front parlor of the home.

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    800 S. Halsted
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States

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    41.8716782, -87.64745169999998
    Cook County, Illinois
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