Schwartz Castle, Columbus
Schwartz Castle is a stately home in the German Village. Located on Third Street, the home was originally owned by apothecary shop owner Frederick Schwartz. Thought to have been driven mad after jilted by his fiance, Schwartz began adding basement levels to the home, a total of five, as well as a series of underground passageways. Though the home is now divided into offices and condominiums, it is also thought to be one of the most haunted places in the city. People say they continue to see Frederick Schwartz strolling through the house and sitting atop the flat roof though he died many years ago.
Those who aren't fond of ghost stories can still admire the architecture of the building. Though it is not possible to tour the underground areas to see the strange tunnels, it is worthwhile to pass by the building on foot to admire the beauty of this castle.
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