Fall 2017: “House on a Hill” Sneak Peek!


Posted on September 11th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

House on a Hill
Peek inside the historic Brown Mansion in Coffeyville

A four-story, 111-year-old mansion is bound to have its haunted tales. The Brown Mansion in Coffeyville boasts plenty of them.

“It’s a big old giant house,” says Kris Crane, president of the Coffeyville Historical Society. “And there are personal items here: All of this furniture belonged to the Browns; these are their clothes; they ate off these plates. People are always thinking it’s haunted.” 

For Kris, the ghostly stories and random eerie incidents – a wandering voice, a creaky step – don’t bother her much. After all, she’s at the mansion every week to host events and guided tours (including occasional visits from paranormal investigation groups) and has come to know the mansion inside and out.

But legends of the supernatural come with the territory, particularly when a home’s history is as storied as the Brown Mansion’s…

Want to keep reading about the Brown Mansion? Check out the fall issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you





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