Hill View Manor
Hill View Manor which has played many roles over its long history. Originally built in 1925, it started as a home for the poor, where those released from prison could learn a new skill and get back on their feet.
2801 Ellwood Rd
New Castle , PA 16101
Open to the public: Yes
Demographic Rank: 6
Vistor Rating: 4.5
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History information is some background and history about the location. This is meant to be a basic summary. Below the history records you will find sources in which you can click on to find out more information. There may be multiple history records per location.
In 1925, Lawrence County commissioned the services of Architect A.L. Thayer to design a home suitable to house and care for the county's helpless, aged, chronically and mentally ill citizens. The home was to be different from the standard Poor Farm or Almshouse of that time.
After a year and a half of planning and construction, the Lawrence County Home opened it's doors in October 1926. The home was the most modern provided by any county or city in the country. The home provided separate living quarters for the men and women. The home also had a hospital, kitchen, laundry, and section for the officers and employees of the home. As well as it's own cemetery and bomb shelter.
The addition of a skilled care wing in 1976 brought the building to over 63,000 sq. ft. and the name changed to Hill View Manor. Hill View Manor continued to operate until a financial strain force the county to close Hill View Manor in February 2004. The county's hope and determination to make the home stand out above any of its kind has been fulfilled, in that today many spirits still call Hill View Manor home.
Added by: sdonley on 08/21/2012
Hill View Manor which has played many roles over it's long history. Originally built in 1925, it started as a home for the poor, where those released from prison could learn a new skill and get back on their feet. Later on it was changed to be a home for the elderly, where many came to spend their final days.
Added by: jragan on 01/07/2011
Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.
The current reports are of black masses in the hallway down by the boiler room where a man died after being dropped off there to sleep of a drinking binge. He didn't make it, quite possibly due to alcohol poisoning or fumes from the boiler itself.
In the basement hallway a female patient fell down the stairs and died after becoming disoriented. The basement is also full of personal effects like suitcases, pictures and letters. These are leftover from the many people who passed away while they were residents. People claim to hear an old man saying "get out" and "leave" when they go down there.
The stories continue with claims of a cafeteria worker who gets mad when people don't form a line in the dining hall. Apparently at one point the lights when off and the doors flew open. A minute later, the lights came back on and all the doors closed again. Finally, there is the roof where there are reports of two people jumping to their death. One is a doctor who apparently just couldn't take the pains and pressure of where he worked and what he had to deal with. The other is an elderly patient. Some feel the elderly man may have been pushed off.
Added by: jragan on 01/31/2011
Here are the paranormal claims for this location. These have been found through Internet research, reports from members, or reports from personal interviews. To add a claim, please contact PANICd.com, and we will review and add your information.
|Claim #||Added||Added By||Claim|
|1248||01/31/2011||jragan||People have heard an old man saying "get out" or "leave" in the basement.|
|1247||01/31/2011||jragan||Black masses and shadows have been reported in the boiler room.|
|1250||01/31/2011||jragan||Lights in the cafeteria turn on/off by themselves.|
|1249||01/31/2011||jragan||Doors in the cafeteria open and shut by themselves.|
|1587||06/05/2013||sdonley||People have been reported being touched in the boiler room.|
|1588||06/05/2013||sdonley||An investigator reported feeling dizzy and almost passing out on the steps where someone had fallen to their death.|
|1589||06/05/2013||sdonley||In the embalming room, an investigator reported feeling as if someone put 2 needles in her head, then poured ice water down her back, then she had the taste of blood in her mouth.|
|1590||06/05/2013||sdonley||Black masses have been reported in a utility room in the basement.|
|1591||06/05/2013||sdonley||Several EVPs have been captured and documented by investigators.|
|1592||06/05/2013||sdonley||On the 1st floor, east wing, double doors slammed shut and hit an investigator.|
|1616||08/11/2013||sdonley||People have reported the feeling of being watched in the cafeteria.|
|1617||08/11/2013||sdonley||People have reported hearing voices on the third floor.|
|1618||08/11/2013||sdonley||People have reported hearing footsteps of people coming up to the third floor via the stairwell.|
|1619||08/11/2013||sdonley||The sound of a walker being placed with footsteps following behind has been heard on the third floor.|
|1620||08/11/2013||sdonley||A full bodied apparition has been reported being seen on the third floor.|
|1621||08/11/2013||sdonley||Movement has been seen in the windows on the third floor.|
|1622||08/11/2013||sdonley||Something has rattled the cafeteria garage door while investigators have been in the area. It was debunked that there was nothing outside at the time.|
|1623||08/11/2013||sdonley||Investigators have been able to communicate with spirits using the KII communication test.|
|1624||08/11/2013||sdonley||Knocks have been heard from the closed door in room 301.|
|1625||08/11/2013||sdonley||Investigators have been able to get intelligent responses during KII communication tests in room 208 (Jeffery's room).|
|1626||08/11/2013||sdonley||Footsteps have been recorded near room 212.|
|1615||08/11/2013||sdonley||People have reported being touched in the cafeteria.|
|1614||08/11/2013||sdonley||The sound of screaming has been heard in the cafeteria.|
|1613||08/11/2013||sdonley||The apparition of a man has been seen regular on 2 East around 207 and has communicated with some of the employees.|
|1612||08/11/2013||sdonley||The apparition of a small boy has been seen in room 208. It is reported after patients have seen them, they have died shortly thereafter.|
|1611||08/11/2013||sdonley||At the stairwell at the end of 1 North, a dog would not enter the stairwell.|
|1610||08/11/2013||sdonley||Sound of a heart monitor have been heard on 1 North.|
|1609||08/11/2013||sdonley||Footsteps have been heard walking down the hallway in 1 North.|
|1608||08/11/2013||sdonley||By Room 129 a full bodied apparition and shadow figures have been seen.|
|1607||08/11/2013||sdonley||Shadows have been seen peeking out the doors of 1 North.|
|1606||08/11/2013||sdonley||Voices of on the first floor have been heard in a funny voice, and then disappears.|
|1605||08/11/2013||sdonley||Reflections in the front doors have been seen on the security camera videos.|
Paranormal evidence is based on claims that have been reported for this location. There can be several types of evidence; however, we have grouped them based on media type for better organization. Here you will find evidence that are logs, audio, video, or photographic.
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This is a collection of Internet resources for this location. This section will house links to other websites that contain information related to history, claims, investigations, or even the location's website.
|Rotten Works Blog Post
Added: 01/07/2011 By: jragan
|Blog post on Rotten Works about Hillview Manor and the Ghost Adventurers.|
|Pennsylvania Mountains of Attractions
Added: 01/30/2011 By: jragan
|Nice post with comments from visitors about this location.|
|Ghost Hunters Episode
Added: 08/11/2013 By: sdonley
|Full Episode from Ghost Hunters when they investigated hill view manor.|
|Ghost Adventures Episode
Added: 08/11/2013 By: sdonley
|Complete Ghost Adventures episode for Hill View Manor.|
|Lawrence County Home (Hill View Manor)
Added: 08/11/2013 By: sdonley
|History information from Lawrence County Memoirs|
|New Castle News Article
Added: 08/12/2013 By: sdonley
|News Castle News Article dated October 23, 1925 explaining the new facility.|