The emphasis in this piece is the new popularily based on the idea that it’s haunted. While mention is made that it’s a beautiful building, it’s curious the only way it can be sustained is by income from paranormal tourists. Kind of sad.
The city is considering adding a ‘haunted’ Walnut Hills elementary school to the list of historical landmarks.
The school is located at 937 Windsor street. Built in 1888, the school closed in 2004 but has found new life in recent years as a haunted tour attraction. Now the city is considering making it a historical landmark.
It’s either a historical landmark or not. I’m all for preserving history and interesting buildings that enhance the community but haunting is bunk. As Bobby Nelson of Strange Frequencies Radio coined, this is an example of the “argument from architecture” – a logical fallacy that a place LOOKS creepy and so MUST be haunted. Since ghost hunting is a search for anomalies, and anomalies are a dime a dozen, it’s a self-fulfilling wish. Those dimes may have added up for the owners (to the tune of $30 per person to “investigate”)
If you are going to invest in new apartments, that’s great, just leave the paranormal nonsense behind.
Tip: Jeb Card