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Songs and Stories
     September 27, 2019      #2C-270 SsK
 
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The Pratt House at 228 E. River St., probably erected in the 1880s and purchased by Edwin Pratt in 1903, was showing its age when this photo was taken in the 1960s. Uninhabited from the early 1920s onward, the ornate building was considered to be a “haunted house” by a generation of local youngs

The haunted house that wasn't really haunted 

La casa embrujada que no estaba realmente embrujada

By Jack Klasey
jwklasey@comcast.net


For at least a generation of kids growing up in Kankakee, the building at 228 E. River St. was believed to be inhabited by ghosts, goblins and other apparitions. It wasn’t officially declared to be home to scary spirits, however, until the Kankakee Jaycees used it to stage their Halloween haunted house event for several years in the mid-1970s.

Commonly referred to as “the haunted house,” the ornately decorated two-story wooden building was also known as the Pratt House, named for the family that had owned it since early in the 20th century.

By Jack Klasey
jwklasey@comcast.net


For at least a generation of kids growing up in Kankakee, the building at 228 E. River St. was believed to be inhabited by ghosts, goblins and other apparitions. It wasn’t officially declared to be home to scary spirits, however, until the Kankakee Jaycees used it to stage their Halloween haunted house event for several years in the mid-1970s.

Commonly referred to as “the haunted house,” the ornately decorated two-story wooden building was also known as the Pratt House, named for the family that had owned it since early in the 20th century.

Por Jack Klasey
jwklasey@comcast.net


Para al menos una generación de niños que crecían en Kankakee, se creía que el edificio en 228 E. River St. estaba habitado por fantasmas, duendes y otras apariciones. Sin embargo, no se declaró oficialmente el hogar de espíritus aterradores, hasta que los Kankakee Jaycees lo usaron para organizar su evento de la casa encantada de Halloween durante varios años a mediados de la década de 1970.

Comúnmente conocido como "la casa embrujada", el edificio de madera de dos pisos decorado con ornamentos también se conocía como la ...

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The Pratt House at 228 E. River St., probably erected in the 1880s and purchased by Edwin Pratt in 1903, was showing its age when this photo was taken in the 1960s. Uninhabited from the early 1920s onward, the ornate building was considered to be a “haunted house” by a generation of local youngs

Jack Klasey
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