The house known as The Castle doesn’t haunt Downtown LA in corporeal form these days, but if you look up, and you’re prone to daydream, maybe you’ll see a faint outline through the summer haze. The sprawling Victorian mansion — a backdrop for noir films like Kiss Me Deadly and Criss Cross — was one of the last holdouts of the fated Bunker Hill neighborhood that disappeared in the 60s, when the Hill was flattened so the saw teeth of progress could jut skyward from the urban plain. But long before the Community Redevelopment Agency doomed Bunker Hill the Castle was believed to be haunted, possibly by one of several residents that met untimely ends. Scheduled at one point for demolition, the Castle was saved by public outcry, and moved whole, only to be destroyed by arson. Our theory is that the ghosts of Bunker Hill still wander the corridors of Downtown LA. 

The house known as The Castle doesn’t haunt Downtown LA in corporeal form these days, but if you look up, and you’re prone to daydream, maybe you’ll see a faint outline through the summer haze. The sprawling Victorian mansion — a backdrop for noir films like Kiss Me Deadly and Criss Cross — was one of the last holdouts of the fated Bunker Hill neighborhood that disappeared in the 60s, when the Hill was flattened so the saw teeth of progress could jut skyward from the urban plain. But long before the Community Redevelopment Agency doomed Bunker Hill the Castle was believed to be haunted, possibly by one of several residents that met untimely ends. Scheduled at one point for demolition, the Castle was saved by public outcry, and moved whole, only to be destroyed by arson. Our theory is that the ghosts of Bunker Hill still wander the corridors of Downtown LA. 


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