Scott City Hall

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An imposing building with a bell tower just begs to have a good ghost story associated with it, and this city hall building is no exception. People claim to see the ghost of a hanged man in the tower at night, allegedly from prisoners who were illegally hanged there. This is of course completely apocryphal as there is very little chance such an event ever occurred, if for no other reason than police would hardly be likely to illegally execute someone in plain view of anyone walking below. People also believe that the council meeting room a ghost named either Hal or Harry is frequently seen. It is claimed he was a man who was overly involved in politics, including running for a seat on the council which he lost. He then regularly attended meetings and his ghost continues to attend them to this day.

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226 W. 4th St
Davenport, Iowa
United States

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41.5236254, -90.57674279999998
Scott County, Iowa
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Milan, IL (4.9 mi.)
Riverdale, IA (6.3 mi.)
Panorama Park, IA (6.8 mi.)
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  1. I lived in an apartment and could see the body at times. So I started to investigate and realize there is some truth behind the stories.

  2. My mom was a custodian for the City of Davenport about 16 years, she said it’s got a creepy feeling but not as bad as the Kahl Building or the Adler theater.

  3. elizabeth eakman  |  

    im a newcomer to davnpt.
    in driving up bridge st, before locust, i get the feeling the entire area from the bluff north is haunted with not just “ghosts” but an energy. ends near the hospital. any tales or guesses. feels like murder and lots of it.

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