Another Ghostly Library

…this one in Glendale, CA.

According to legend, the Brand Library in Glendale is haunted. The building — (pictured in this LA Times Blog in a vintage postcard)– was completed in 1904 as the home of developer Leslie Coombs Brand, who lived — and, on April 10, 1925, died — there. Twenty-one years later it became a library, as his will had stipulated.

But something wasn’t right with Brand; according to legend, it’s his ghost that haunts the premises. Stories are passed on of a voice saying, “Joe” (or “Go!”), of a shadowy male figure ascending the stairs, of a presence in the tower, of the feeling, when standing near his portrait, of being watched.