Brooks & Crowley October 2019


439 Washington Street Dedham, MA 02026 Inside This Issue


The Pleasures of the Table

Can Yoga Improve Your Basketball Game?


Commercial Real Estate Overview


The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow

How to Assemble a Veggie Skeleton


Boston’s Most Frightful Sites

The Ghastly History Behind These Landmarks Boston’s Spookiest Places

seafood restaurant. While there’s no word on whether the ghosts of Jackie (or Marilyn) ever accompany the late president, the Union Oyster House is worthy of a visit on the merits of its nonparanormal history alone. In addition to being a favored hangout of the Kennedys, it is one of the country’s longest continually operating restaurants, dating back to 1826. was demolished in the 1920s, its current building, erected in 1927, is purported to be haunted by the ghosts of its original location, including original owner-operator Harvey Parker. Many guests and employees report a habit of the elevator stopping on the third floor without any buttons being pressed, as if possessed by its own personality. The Omni Parker House is also something of a literary landmark. Charles Dickens was once a guest and Stephen King based “1408” on events rumored to have occurred at the hotel. OMNI PARKER HOUSE While the original Omni Parker House hotel

public hangings. You can still find a plaque marking the spot where the original gallows stood, located near Frog Pond. Countless souls have lost their lives on Boston Common, including the women who were put to death as a result of the Salem witch trials. The spirits of these women and others, some say, can still be heard at the park. UNION OYSTER HOUSE If you’re going to hang out with a ghost, it may as well be the ghost of JFK, right? The specter of President Kennedy is said to frequent a booth in this famous North End

When you live in a place where history walks the street, it’s no surprise to hear stories about spirits and ghosts. Boston probably has more so-called haunted places per square mile than anywhere else in the country save Manhattan or Hollywood. In honor of Halloween, let’s take a look at some of our city’s spookiest places. BOSTON COMMON Today, Boston Common is a place of recreation beloved by locals and tourists alike. But since its construction in 1634, America’s oldest city park has served host to an incredible number of functions, including


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