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America's first serial killer, H.H. Holmes, turned his Chicago hotel into a killing factory. From the outside the building appeared like any other 18th century commercial lot. However behind the fašade of the buildings, shops and rooms lay a harrowing tale of depravity and deception.

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It required painstaking investigation by Director David Monaghan to learn how it was done. He obtained the original floor plans, and worked with designer Charles Golding at 422 South to build a scale model.

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Animations in 3-D reveal the ingenious mechanism Holmes devised to feed corpses to the dissection trade via the American medical establishment.

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The original floor plan
Ground Floor

The original floor plan
Second Floor

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The original floor plan
Basement

The original floor plan
Rear Basement
Crime Scene Diagram

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