Local haunts highlighted in Ghost Walk

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK – Seasonal Halloween thrills are as close as a walk around the neighborhood, and the public is invited to a family friendly Ghost Walk hosted by the Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance.

Alliance President Leslie Lynch-Wilson said the seventh annual installment of the walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and participants are invited to park in the city lot at Fort Park Boulevard and Philomene, or at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, 1335 Southfield Road, to begin near the fire station.

The estimated two-hour guided walk will include stories from the early days of the city to include ghost legends associated with buildings and homes along Fort Park.

According to the Alliance, the section of Fort Park between Southfield and Garfield is among the most historic in the city, dating back to the 1850s property purchase by Cleophus Goodell, who raised his family there and was soon joined by pioneers including the Herman Quandt family, whose relocation there was prompted by the 1925 widening of Fort Street.

Participation in the walk costs $5 per person, $1 for children, and proceeds benefit the non-profit Alliance, which preserves and protects the city’s historic resources and provides advocacy, research, tours and workshops.

Hot cider and treats will be available, and the Alliance said the event was made possible by 2014 sponsors including R.C. Aleks and Son Funeral Home, Park Restaurant, Victoria Randolph McLain – Attorney at Law and Steele Construction.

For more information contact the Alliance at 313-598-3137.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)