familiar facade on Tower
The Daily Telegram - Superior, Wisconsin - March 14
was a familiar and oft talked about landmark at 2205
Tower Ave., but people looking for the "haunted
house" today will be disappointed to see only a
pile of rubble.
house built in 1890 had long stood abandoned and was
torn down Friday after being condemned by the city.
owner of the house was listed as Selena Scall in the
city assessor's office, but no address was listed with
abounded about the house being "haunted."
only evidence of visitations were much more human, with
graffiti defacing the walls in many rooms from
also claimed the house was once featured on a television
program. A program search for "Superior"
in Unsolved Mysteries," one of the suggested likely
shows, did not turn up any filming done there.
Kimmes of Superior heard those stories, and they
intrigued him. And some friends. They got
the key from a realtor when it was listed on the market
a couple of years ago, he said.
haunts. This familiar house at 2205 Tower Ave. is
no more. The rumored "haunted house"
came down Friday, the 13th no less.
know there's been all kinds of stories, just tons and tons of
stories," Kimmes said. The four friends didn't really
experience anything noteworthy . . . except that one member of
the party thinks she saw a "white blur" in one room.
said he was in the room, too, and didn't see it himself, but
he's open to believing. "I'm to the point where I
believe this stuff could exist."
didn't feel anything, nothing out of the ordinary," Kimmes
said of his brief visit. The house itself was
"unique," he said.
was on other thing, Kimmes added.
researched the city directories for that house and found the
last listing about 1978.
number, he noted, ended in "666."
got to count for something, according to Kimmes. "You
got a phone number that's 666, you've got a house that's
supposedly haunted, and it goes down on Friday the 13th. . .
a full moon cycle to boot.
the house were empty rooms, most with brightly colored shag
carpeting, and walls filled with graffiti. Pentagrams were
the most common symbols. Beautiful woodwork, especially
the banister and over-sized doors, spoke of better times.
John Kimmes, who visited inside the house, remembers the
potential of wonderful hardwood floors.