Public House

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The Public House, known as Peasant Restaurant in the 1970s, was originally a commissary for the Roswell Mill constructed in 1854. The building housed the Dunwoody Shoe Shop in 1920 and a funeral home upstairs. It was a Union hospital during the Civil War, and as legend goes, is the site of tragedy surrounding a forbidden romance between Michael, a teenaged Union soldier, and Catherine, a Southern Belle nurse. When Michael was killed by Confederate soldiers, some say Catherine hanged herself nearby. Michael and Catherine are believed to linger here, dancing in the loft, playing piano or playing tricks on employees. Glasses have moved across the bar by themselves, shadowy figures and orbs have been seen, and disembodied voices heard. One cook reported an apparition of a woman walking through the kitchen.

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605 Atlanta St
Roswell, GA 30075
United States

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34.01524810147693, -84.3626323789249
Fulton County, Georgia
Nearest Towns:
Roswell, GA (0.5 mi.)
Dunwoody, GA (5.0 mi.)
Mountain Park, GA (5.3 mi.)
Alpharetta, GA (5.7 mi.)
Sandy Springs, GA (6.4 mi.)
Milton, GA (8.8 mi.)
Chamblee, GA (9.3 mi.)
Doraville, GA (9.3 mi.)
Johns Creek, GA (9.4 mi.)
Norcross, GA (10.0 mi.)

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  1. Years ago, I had a neighbor who worked at the Public House. He swore to us that this place was really haunted. Every night they turned the winged chairs to face inward and every morning the chairs would be facing the windows again. The Jamaican cleaning crew refused to be alone in the restaurant at night. The floor phone would ring the office when no one else was in the restaurant. We ate there a few times, but never saw anything unusual.

  2. I worked in the store next door, which is actually more haunted than the public house. Cat her in haunts it. I had so many interactIons with her. She loved when girls her age visited and sometimes would not let the register open at all to keep them longer, as she enjoyed their company. I know a lot about the history of this family and another place down the road which is haunte, too. Feel free to contact me to get more inside scoop.

  3. I am part of an empath research group. We would much appreciate an opportunity to visit this location for some further research. Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks so much
    Erin drossman

    • Hi Erin, saw your post here. I am a paranormal investigator. Does your group use electronic equipment in its research? I have such equipment and would be pleased to accompany your group in your research. Please reply if interested. Thanks.

  4. Katherine Keith  |  

    I was there on July 11th and while I was there we whent into the kids room and as I was walking by the doll in the crib moved. When I left I had a giant scratch on my arm

  5. I am interested in getting an investigation at this place: Public House in Roswell, GA, and I would like it to be about a 5 hour long investigation, and for it to start at 5 pm. I would like for my investigation to be in this year, and this year is 2019. Please contact me through phone number, and possibly also email address to schedule an investigation, and I will bring me, and my teenage daughter, and my husband will wait outside in my vehicle. My contact information is Phone Number: 678-765-7513 and Email Address:

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