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Cincinnati Music Hall –
Place – Cincinnati Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45210
Cincinnati Music Hall web site
The Cincinnati Music Hall is located on Elm
Street off of West Central Parkway, across from a large city
An 1878 Music Hall which is a "Masterpiece
of High Victorian Gothic Revival" architecture, creating truly
glorious place for cultural events in Cincinnati. Over the years,
it has been renovated and updated to be 4 different areas for
different needs of the community. The building's gable is 150 feet
Auditorium – This glorious theatre with
state-of-the-art acoustics has seating for 3,516. It serves as the
home for the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Opera and the May
Ballroom – This huge, newly renovated room
has 20,000 square feet, and can hold up to 1,300 people, making it
the second largest room in the city for large receptions, fashion
shows, conventions, class reunions and gatherings over breakfast,
lunch and dinner.
Tower – Perfect place for events for 300 seated
people, ranging from weddings & receptions to dinners and
parties. It has a stage, a dance floor, kitchen and bar facilities,
controlled sound and light.
Club – A dining club which seats 50 people.
The first music hall which stood here was a
modest festival hall, called Gesang Hall. The showpiece theatre
which stands here now was built here in 1878, with private money
raised by the heavily German population. It has the distinction of
being the first in America to be built by a combination of private
money fundraiser and a matching grant of money from a Mr. Springer,
a wealthy German member of the community. The result was one of the
world's most beautiful music/arts/community halls.
Unlike other grand buildings in other
cities, this building was kept in good shape throughout the years
with periodic renovations and building expansions to meet the
rising need of the people in the community.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
The music hall was built on the spot where
an insane asylum for the mentally ill, Commerce Lunatic Hospital
and a hospital for the diseased, called by the locals, The Pest
House once existed. Hundreds of people who died in the insane
asylum and the Pest House, were buried in mass graves in a pauper's
cemetery, which never got moved to another cemetery when the first
music hall was built right on top of it, which is a really bad
idea! What were they thinking?? Yikes!! Every time there were
renovations and building expansions made, more bones were disturbed
and are unearthed.
Day and night, maintenance workers,
volunteers, audience and group members and security guards are
treated to paranormal occurrences.
||Angry whispering from an unseen presence in the elevator.
||The real sense of being followed and watched by an unseen
presences and shadowy figures.
||Been entertained by a lovely female voice in the building when
no one living was there.
||Following the sound of laughter, workers followed the sound and
found that in the Music Hall Ballroom, there were apparitions of
men and women dancing around the room in formal 1800s dress.
||During Performances, full-formed entities of men and women
dressed in their finery of decades ago, have been known to join the
living for the night's performance in the Music Hall.
The Cincinnati Music Hall is enjoyed by the
living and the departed. If one's grave is under such a grand
building, why not enjoy it as well if you can't rest in peace?
Besides enjoying the arts, an entity can get its chuckles by
following the living around, venting frustrations by whispering at
the living, and even try out the acoustics in the hall by
Shadowlands.net – Haunted places in Ohio * Cincinnati Music Hall on Glass Steel and Stone.com * College of Mt. Saint Joseph – Life in Cincinnati * Cincinnati Music Hall on ForgottenOhio.com * Cincinnati Music Hall – Travel Photos by Galen R. Frysinger * Cincinnati Music Hall page at Waymarking.com