A notorious killer of the late 1800s built a castle in Chicago. What was his name?
Answer: H.H. Holmes
Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as H. H. Holmes, was one of the most famous serial killers of the late 1800s. In August of 1886, Holmes arrived in Chicago and purchased an empty lot to build a mixed use building. This became his famous Murder Castle, outfitted with many torture rooms and a crematorium in the basement. After being caught, Holmes confessed to 27 murders, but was only convinced and sentenced to death for one. Today, the location of this Murder Castle is a US Post Office.