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The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

Of all the historic houses I’ve seen, the Armour-Stiner Octagon House in Irvington, New York has become a new favorite. I am absolutely enamored by its bold color palette, stunning interior, and unique structure. Its preservation story is also quite heartwarming.

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Book Review of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey

Here I am actually talking about ghosts! But make no mistake, Ghostland by Colin Dickey┬áis more than a compendium of ghost stories. Rather, Colin Dickey treats each of these tales as a case study for examining different types of hauntings, their origins and development. Most of all, he is interested in what these stories say about America’s relationship to its past.

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