Alfred I. duPont Building. One of the first skyscrapers in Miami, the Alfred I. duPont Building was constructed on the site of the demolished Hotel Halcyon from 1937 to 1939. This October 28, paranormal investigator Marlene Pellicer will lead a tour of the duPont, hosted by Exile Books in partnership with Lemon Yellow and the Downtown Development Authority. The tour will be accompanied by the release of a zine made with heat-sensitive paper designed for documentation of supernatural encounters.
Because of its rich and long history, the duPont Building has plenty of stories to tell. In 1963, Grant Stockdale, a businessmanand friend of President John F. Kennedy’s, died after falling from the 13th floor ten days after JFK’s assassination. Whether he jumped or was pushed still remains a mystery. He landed on machinery on the fifth floor. Pellicer says she and another woman in the room had an unusual feeling when they visited the floor during a preliminary investigation.
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