The Eastern State Penitentiary was famous for it was built at a staggering cost of $780,000 (today’s equivalent of over $18 million) and utilized the radical separate system (also called the Pennsylvania system) that advocated the instillment of remorse and penitence among criminals through separate confinement and regular visits by the warden and overseer
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is reputed to be the most haunted hotel in Hollywood for the number of famous ghosts that haunts this historic building. Many celebrity ghost are said to linger in this building due to the wonderful memories that they had while staying as guests of the hotel. This includes American icon Marilyn …
The five-storey Mizpah Hotel opened in 1907 at a cost of $200,000 and was then the tallest building in Nevada. Named after the famous Mizpah Mine and built on the former site of the Mizpah Saloon, the hotel featured reinforced concrete and cast iron columns, making it the only permanent structure in Tonopah of that period. To top it off, the luxurious hotel featured brass chandeliers, stained glass windows as well as the first elevator in Nevada.
Crescent Hotel was built in 1886 as a retreat for the rich and the famous. After falling into disuse for its sham ‘healing waters’, the building reopened in 1908 as Crescent College and Conservatory for Young Women and ran as a hotel during summer. In 1937, Norman G. Baker turned purchased the site and converted the building into a health resort named Baker Hospital.
The historic Whaley House Museum was featured on season 9, episode 11 of the popular paranormal television series Ghost Adventures. The episode, which aired on June 7, 2014, featured co-hosts Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, and Nick Groff. The team believed that Whaley House is haunted by the ghost of James “Yankee Jim” Robinson, a thief who was hanged on a gallows on the land where Whaley House stands today.
Built over a hundred years ago by Oregon Trail pioneer Henry Pittock and his family, the magnificant Pittock Mansion has become an iconic landmark in Portland for it symbolised the transformation of the city from a pioneer town into a modern town and epitomized the great American entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit.