View of the Durand Eastman Park Refectory,  Rochester, N.Y.
Circa 1912.

Built in 1911 to serve refreshments to swimmers and visitors of Lake Ontario, this community dining hall became known as the "White Lady’s Castle." After closing during the Great Depression, the legendary "castle" had slowly fallen into ruin while the local legend of a deceased, abused, farmer's wife, name, Eelissa, began. Told as wandering the grounds of her castle in search of her long-lost teenage daughter, locals have reported seeing her white ghost hovering about, sometimes accompanied by a pair of spectral dogs that will chase anyone near the site.

Present-day view would be from the top of a low hill overlooking Lake Ontario, click here.

Refectory, Durand Eastman Park, Rochester, N.Y.

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