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« on: March 08, 2013, 07:25:01 AM »

The National Film Archives is housed in a building that was originally a farmhouse and it was built in 1892. A nice place: I should just add that it is haunted.  Buggedout

This isn't a place you want to be in late at night as the vibes are not good then, but I suppose if all of us bad movie lovers got together for a screening and a party, the ghosts would probably join in.  TeddyR
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 09:16:38 AM »

The building I work in was built early to mid 70s as a mall, and has a 3 story watch tower along with a small apartment.  The owner's family also had a small shipping business along the river which runs next us.  So he had the tower built so he could watch over the family business and live in the apartment.  The mall never did well because the owner would only allow specality shops, so of course due to a lack of renters and a lack of shoppers the mall went out of business.  The owner (I'm sorry to keep saying "the owner" but I can't remember his name) eventually started just renting it out as office space, and never took care of building maintence.  So here we are in 2013 getting ready to move to another building.  I've only been here for 9 years, but I've watched the building fall apart.  There are mushrooms growning on the walls outside, and the roof leaks when it rains.  Also a lot of the wooden roof support beams are rotted.  This building is horrible for office use, but it's got a wonderful feel to it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 10:18:09 AM »

The main part of our barn - where I spend a lot of my time - was very likely built shortly after the property was homesteaded in 1860.  (That is the part visible in the background of the gardening pic's I posted last summer: typical hip-roofed "English" barn, down to the fading red paint.)  There was an addtion made to it not too long after, almost doubling it in size.

The house is turn of the century, so about 100 years old.  Wide pine plank floors and all-original woodwork and old (detached) gas lines still in the walls and ceilings for lighting!  If we ever get around to renovating/refinishing it could be special.  It is the second house built on the property: I keep digging up traces of the original dwelling.

There is an old dug well out front which sinks in a bit each year.  It was not properly filled in: I dug it out to check and found the brick housing.  Kinda cool: I was told neighbours used to come by for water as it was particularly sweet (a rarity in this area - there is natural gas to be found and it taints a lot of the ground water)

No ghosts.  I checked.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 10:23:01 AM »

The front part of my house was made in the 1860's or 1880's (Can't remember which one :P) My school was made in the early 1900's.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 10:31:55 AM »

The house I live in was built in the early 1920s in what was then the country, and its original owner used it as a weekend and summer place, before he lost his money in 1929. Growing up reading Stephen King I always thought it was cool the the original builder called the house "The Stand" after a stand of old oak trees that used to be near the front. Unlike Trevor's workplace, no ghosts here. (Sigh.)

Trevor, if you feel like it, tell more about the bad vibes and haunted nature of the archives. That sounds interesting!
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 06:57:25 PM »

Our Veterans Hospital was basically started in 1929 when the first 15 buildings were constructed; I believe that is where I am working.  Other wards, administration buildings, tuberculosis research centers and the like were created later.  The last major addition was a cancer research center in 1999.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 12:32:42 AM »

My house is probably around 100 years old.. I know itís over 80 years old.  It still has switches from gas lighting that (I assume) used to be here, but someone thought that we wouldnít notice if there was a couple thick layers of paint glopped on them.  My family has been here for about 40 years and my uncle owns it now and for the last 15 years he has put it under almost constant DIY construction to replace/update everything thatís old or falling apart, but only like 80% - the man never finishes a job.  There are rooms that are wallpapered everywhere except for a really long strip in an inconvenient to reach place, my kitchen was redone but the baseboards werenít replaced and there are no windowsills, my bathroom was renovated, but he never placed the glass cover over the ceiling light so I just have 4 bulbs jutting out of the ceiling.

A friend that used to live with me insists my house is haunted, and she could be right.  I certainly had a few spooks when I was younger and I get the heebie-jeebies when Iím alone sometimes.  Lately though, the only thing that haunts me is a torn piece of black house wrap (from an unfinished siding job) that flaps in the breeze outside the window and catches me by surprise sometimes and I think itís the ghostly robe of the grim reaper creepshow creep a-knockin' at my window.

I like old houses.  If I ever move, I think I would refuse to live anywhere that wasn't at least 50 years old.  Newer homes just seem soulless to me.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2013, 03:22:54 AM »

Oops, I only read "The building you work in".  My current residence is a house built in 1957, I believe.  My folks and I repainted almost everything, put in a new deck, I got a new ceiling fan put in, got new couches recently and new kitchen tile.  In general, I spruced a whole lotta stuff up so it looks up-to-date on the inside.  The outside doesn't look like 1957 by any means.  The only area that still looks decrepit is the attic.  I plan to fix that up this summer.  That, and the fence boards are gonna need replacing.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2013, 04:58:36 PM »

My workplace is a hospital well over 100 years old and theres strange stories about certain areas being haunted.  Ive never really seen anything and feel quite comfortable around the history. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 04:18:41 PM »

Our house is 8 years old.  We bought it just around the time they finished building it.

The building where I work was constructed in 1988.

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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2013, 12:57:07 AM »

Unlike Trevor's workplace, no ghosts here. (Sigh.) Trevor, if you feel like it, tell more about the bad vibes and haunted nature of the archives. That sounds interesting!

It is and the Craigielea Building (our main offices) are not the best place to be in after 11h00 PM. I have felt things in this building, especially the rear part of the building where there is an odd cold spot between two rooms. I have a feeling that something or someone is buried under that floor.  Buggedout Also the building has tunnels underneath it which are accessible through trapdoors: I went under there for about five minutes, got scared and thought "The hell with this, I'm going up."

During the day, it is nice but at night......  Buggedout

I should just add that our building is not unique: our National Archives building is also haunted: it was built on an abandoned cemetery.  Buggedout Buggedout
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 12:35:51 AM »

My building where I live and the one where I work were built around the 50's.  The one I work in was originally a grocery store and then converted.  Though, I'm a driver and not there much.  I live in an apartment from around the same time period.
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