Spooky Places Nearby

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The Bank of Deerfield, 16 miles east of Madison, was robbed of about $17,000 on the night of Jan. 26, 1900. The robbers blew the vault open with dynamite. Neither the culprits nor the money were ever found.


Spooky Places in Madison

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UW Armory and Gymnasium, Circa 1899

UW Armory and Gymnasium, Circa 1899

UW Armory and Gymnasium
(Red Gym)

716 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin
Architect: Conver and Porter
Date of construction: 1894

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection.



David Johnson House<br />Circa 1899

David Johnson House, Circa 1899

David Johnson House

423 North Carroll Street, Madison, Wisconsin
Construction Date: 1853, 1891
Wisconsin Architecture & History Inventory (AHI) #: 37007
District: Mansion Hill Historic
Style: Italianate

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection.


Goodbye to Old Wisconsin Memorial Hospital?

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Update: According to the WSJ, the state has canceled the contract to demolish the Wisconsin Memorial Hospital and is reconsidering plans to rehabilitate it.

April 17, 2009
The state is considering demolishing the historic Wisconsin Memorial Hospital, which was built in 1922 and functioned as a mental hospital for many years, mainly serving Wisconsin veterans who fought in World War I. The hospital has been empty for 15 years, and locals know it as one of the scariest haunts in the area. It is built on land right next to Native American burial mounds and the old asylum building, which is now the Mendota Mental Health Institute.