Niagara University - Clet Hall

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Niagara University’s Clet Hall was the first building constructed after its founding as a seminary in 1860. An 1864 fire killed student Thomas Hopkins, who was said to be seen pleading for help from an upper-story window before he died. Now, his ghost is said to roam the halls of his former home opening doors and turning on lights or water faucets.

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5795 Lewiston Rd
Niagara Univ, NY 14109
United States

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43.1384326570986, -79.03935921196535
Niagara County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Lewiston, NY (2.4 mi.)
Niagara Falls, NY (3.2 mi.)
Youngstown, NY (7.5 mi.)
Sanborn, NY (7.8 mi.)
Ransomville, NY (9.5 mi.)
Grandyle Village, NY (10.7 mi.)
North Tonawanda, NY (11.2 mi.)
Tonawanda, NY (11.4 mi.)
Tonawanda, NY (13.4 mi.)
Kenmore, NY (14.7 mi.)


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  1. Lived there – experienced it..In a single room on the right hand corner as you are facing the building from outside the Theatre wing – 2 floors up from where Bro. Augustine’s office was. Will share if anyone wants to know. Moved to O’Donoghue and had no problems there.

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