The Coates House was a hotel that opened in 1867 and had some famous guests, including three
presidents: William McKinley, Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1978, when it had become
primarily single-room occupancy for transients, it burned in the deadliest fire in the city's history. It was
subsequently restored and is now an apartment building. Now, people say shadowy figures move about
in the building, make strange noises and tinker with appliances.
The Coates House