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
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- 41.5236254, -90.57674279999998
- Scott County, Iowa
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