Wednesday, October 23, 2013

PHOTOS: Haunted Dania Furniture

Posted By and on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 3:00 PM

It is alleged that portions of the 100-year-old Dania Furniture building in downtown Spokane are haunted, especially on the fourth floor and in the basement where a speakeasy called the Cactus Room used to be. Photos by Sarah Wurtz.

click to enlarge The first floor showroom at Dania Furniture, where employees have reported strange incidents like beds being unmade overnight and shadowy figures walking around. - SARAH WURTZ
Sarah Wurtz
The first floor showroom at Dania Furniture, where employees have reported strange incidents like beds being unmade overnight and shadowy figures walking around.

click to enlarge The remains of what once was the Cactus Room, a speakeasy, located in the basement of Dania Furniture. As the building has undergone renovations this year, workers have reported strange things happening here and throughout the rest of the store. - SARAH WURTZ
Sarah Wurtz
The remains of what once was the Cactus Room, a speakeasy, located in the basement of Dania Furniture. As the building has undergone renovations this year, workers have reported strange things happening here and throughout the rest of the store.

click to enlarge The remains of what used to be the Cactus Room speakeasy, located in the basement floor of the 100-year-old Dania Furniture building. - SARAH WURTZ
Sarah Wurtz
The remains of what used to be the Cactus Room speakeasy, located in the basement floor of the 100-year-old Dania Furniture building.

click to enlarge The Dania building was constructed in 1904, and was originally built between two existing structures. The west-facing building no longer exists today — it's now a parking lot — but remnants of it can be seen throughout building, especially on the allegedly haunted fourth floor. - SARAH WURTZ
Sarah Wurtz
The Dania building was constructed in 1904, and was originally built between two existing structures. The west-facing building no longer exists today — it's now a parking lot — but remnants of it can be seen throughout building, especially on the allegedly haunted fourth floor.

click to enlarge The building once located to the west originally housed a grocery store, and a sign for the business can still be seen on the inside wall of Dania's fourth floor, currently undergoing renovations. - SARAH WURTZ
Sarah Wurtz
The building once located to the west originally housed a grocery store, and a sign for the business can still be seen on the inside wall of Dania's fourth floor, currently undergoing renovations.

click to enlarge Old tin panels cover the ceiling of the fourth floor. The building was originally constructed as a department store. Over the past 100 years it's also been a music store and another furniture store, aside from its current occupant, Dania. The tin ceilings are being restored during the currently ongoing renovations. - SARAH WURTZ
Sarah Wurtz
Old tin panels cover the ceiling of the fourth floor. The building was originally constructed as a department store. Over the past 100 years it's also been a music store and another furniture store, aside from its current occupant, Dania. The tin ceilings are being restored during the currently ongoing renovations.

click to enlarge Ongoing renovations call for the tin ceilings to be restored, and the wooden floors on the fourth floor to be refinished. The brick walls with the old grocery store lettering will also remain intact. - SARAH WURTZ
Sarah Wurtz
Ongoing renovations call for the tin ceilings to be restored, and the wooden floors on the fourth floor to be refinished. The brick walls with the old grocery store lettering will also remain intact.

click to enlarge Construction workers have told Dania's employees that strange things have been happening on the fourth floor, such as lights being turned off when no one else reportedly has been around. - SARAH WURTZ
Sarah Wurtz
Construction workers have told Dania's employees that strange things have been happening on the fourth floor, such as lights being turned off when no one else reportedly has been around.

click to enlarge The Dania building's fourth floor gives a not-often-seen look into Spokane's past. - SARAH WURTZ
Sarah Wurtz
The Dania building's fourth floor gives a not-often-seen look into Spokane's past.

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