Ever since we started doing this in 2007, people have been asking us the Dunham Recreation Complex. We never bothered with it till now for a couple of reasons, the main one being we didn’t figure we could get the pictures we would want to make a post worth while. The other being we were too lazy to make effort. But as luck would have it, someone else did it for us! More on that later, let’s go through the back story of Dunham Park first. Continue reading “Dunham Park / Dunham Tuberculosis Hospital”
This antique store in Newport, Kentucky is pretty popular with local ghost hunters. We even spent a few nights there back in 2009 or 2010 (it was called Sin City Antiques back then). Between being almost 100 years old, and having ties to Newport’s gangster past, it’s said to have picked up a few permanent residents over the years.
Mount Notre Dame High School has been around a long time, it was built in 1860, and originally as a boarding school for girls. Eventually it became a school, at one point it was for grades K- 12, and was also co-ed before becoming the all girl High School it is today. Obviously the building itself has changed over the years as well, between add ons, renovations, etc. Continue reading “Mt. Notre Dame High School”
Shimmers tavern is yet another establishment in Northern Kentucky with a dark past. While today it’s a legit and popular hangout, in another time, it was a speakeasy, a brothel, and a place of murder. Continue reading “Shimmers Ballroom & Tavern”
The Newport Syndicate, an upscale bar/restaurant/ banquet hall across the river in Newport, Kentucky, hasn’t always been the classy and legit place it is today. Before being bought and renovated in 1995, this building was the Glenn Schmidt Playtorium. It was a bar/ restaurant/ casino/ bowling alley owned and operated by the Schmidt’s, who were known to have ties to the mafia back in the day.