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The Gill House

The Gill House

129 Harding Way
Galion, Ohio
44833 USA

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Galion, Ohio is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, The Gill House. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

 

THE HISTORY

Constructed during the period of 1902-1904 for Bloomer and Nellie Stewart Gill, the Gill House an impressive history. And with the history, comes the haunts! The design and construction of this property, in itself, is quite impressionable. Constructed by local contractor John King, who also built the Big Four Depot and Galion Public Library in the same decade, the Gill House was designed by noted Detroit architect Louis Kamper. Kamper had trained with the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White in New York City, and particularly under Stanford White. The Gill House is one of only two known Kamper residential designs to be built out of Michigan, and the only one in Ohio. It is also the only known Kamper designed home to currently be open to the public. The house was the home to David Gill, who moved into the area in 1818 with his brother-in-law George Wood. George Wood helped build the area’s first schoolhouse of logs and clay and James Gill became the settlement’s first teacher. The schoolhouse was said to be located on what is now Harding Way West just beyond Gill Avenue. After marrying Catherine Wood, much family tragedies occurred, starting with her untimely death. After remarrying to Louisa, many of their children also passed early during their childhood. The house is rich in familial history, tragedies and joys of family living. According to one of Bloomer & Nellie Gill’s granddaughter, Mary Jane Williams Vail, Henry Ford was acquainted with her grandfather and in fact, came to visit Bloomer Gill in the earliest years of the 20th century. It is said that Ford drove into Galion with what was the first automobile seen in Galion. The late Olive Gill, Bloomer & Nellie’s daughter in law, also told a story that was passed on through the generations, It appears, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone stopped at the Gill House for lunch in August 1923 after attending the funeral of President Warren G. Harding in Marion.

 

THE HAUNTINGS

After undergoing historic preservation, the Gill House can easily be called one of the most haunted properties in Ohio. Compelling paranormal evidence has been gathered by many brave enough to investigate this historic property. Visitors and staff report similar paranormal activity, such as a little girl in white, footsteps, laughter, physical contact, shadows and full body apparitions. This is a true haunted historical gem! Please select tag below to see more like this listing!

 

 

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Date added: Mar/03/2019 | Last time updated: Jan/16/2020
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