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|No. 1429: Roswell Gleason House|
Photograph scanned by Boston Landmarks Dept.
| Jack Morash comments 2/28/2005:
I lived on Claybourne in the 1960s, and the Gleason was our "haunted house."When I was a kid we were fascinated with the house. One time we climbed over the fence at the back of the property near the corner of Park Street and Washington do so some harmless exploring and found, what we thought at the time was a gravestone. Looking back on it, I now realize that it was probably ust a corner stone with the date that the house was either built or moved to face Claybourne Street, but at that time it was all we needed to fuel the fires of our imaginations and confirm our sucpicions that the place was really haunted.
Then, one Halloween night, on a dare I knocked on the door and was greeted not by ghosts or ghouls, but two sweet old ladies. They let us into the house, which was absolutely beautiful inside. I remember the walls being covered in red velour. I was heart broken when I found out that the place had burned down.
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Created: December 15, 2003 Modified: April 23, 2005