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The Water Street Inn has added a few ghosts since it's early days in 1890. Originally used for the historic Lumber Barons Exchange Building, the space has been occupied by several businesses including a few saloons, a barber shop, and oddly a secured vault area that housed the wealth of influential citizens.

 
Located: 101 Water Street S., Stillwater, MN 55082
Directions: From Main Street turn east into Water Street. GoogleMaps!
 

 

Background: The Water Street Inn has added a few ghosts since it's early days in 1890. Originally used for the historic Lumber Barons Exchange Building, the space has been occupied by several businesses including a few saloons, a barber shop, and oddly a secured vault area that housed the wealth of influential citizens.

Originally built in 1890 by the Union Depot and transfer company, it wasn't until the early 1900s that the building's occupants started to change. Law and real estate offices moved in once the lumber industry started to die off.

In 1994, the Minnesota Historical Society started to restore the building to its original state for historical purposes.

In 1995, the current business, the Water Street Inn, opened its doors.

So what is so strange about this one hundred plus year old building?

Several staff members have encountered what they believe to be the spirit of a young Confederate soldier who drank himself to death in the original pub. These experiences have ranged from the smells of strange body odor, disembodied voices, and sometimes the apparition of the young man himself.

What is odd is that the current pub is located where the original pub was.

 
 
MORE LINKS
Official website of the Water Street Inn