I have always wanted to be invited inside this place to walk around.

It looks beautiful day and night.

It looks, sometimes, a bit imposing.

And although I pass by it on a regular basis, I always remember the years where this monstrosity of a building was closed down. It reminded me back then of The Shining -- a big, old, haunted hotel full of ghosts.

Now it's condos for 55+.

But I have always wished I could climb the stairs and see into the past, into the Essex and Sussex (referred to as "The E and S" by the locals) in its glory days.

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