If These Walls Could Talk: The Story of Cockrum Hall

Cockrum Hall is the oldest building on the Oakland City University campus. Many dramatic legends abound concerning this grand and unusual building, primarily tales of Underground Railroad adventures and ghostly hauntings.

The real story about Cockrum Hall and the family who lived there, however, can be found in an article I wrote for the Indiana Magazine of History, a story more remarkable and complicated than even the traditional tales that have been passed down over the ages.