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A decade of lost Illinois landmarks

Michael KleenMysterious Heartland

Jan 29, 2016

Since 2007, Illinois has lost at least seven destinations popular with legend trippers. Later this year, Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building will join this unfortunate list. Each of these locations was a historic building in Illinois, and each was home to popular legends and ghost stories. We very much regret the loss of these irreplaceable landmarks, and hope steps are taken to preserve other historic buildings for future generations to enjoy.

While legend trippers and people interested in folklore and ghost stories are sometimes blamed for causing these buildings to fall into disrepair, nothing could be…

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