Haunted

Barb Leopold

NAIRNE, Australia

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Artist's Description

Adelaide Arcade was built in 1885. It was the first retail building in Adelaide to be installed with electric lights and opened with 50 shops on the ground floor. Each shop had a workroom on the first floor, connected with an inside staircase.

Over the years, there were many changes to the interior design. In 1968 a walkway on the first level was built, which doubled the number of shops. In 1980, the arcade was badly damaged by fire. It was closed and renovated, preserving many of the original architechtural features.

Strolling through the arcade gives you the feeling of its glorious past – however, be careful, the arcade is said to be haunted by the ghost of a caretaker who died a gruesome death in the early 1900’s …

*This image featured in Tables and Chairs in April 2010. Thanks moderators!

And featured again in Tunnel Vision in April 2010. Many thanks!*

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