As a matter of fact, the house is haunted by friendly spirits, Dana and her mother say. And they don't quickly add, "Only kidding," or break out in laughter. Reportedly, no one is ever here alone.
"It doesn't bother me," Mrs. Kowzan says. "I enjoy it when my husband comes to visit me in the middle of the night."
Her son, Paul, visits mostly during the day. He owns the building, which Mrs. Kowzan had inherited. Paul has kept the building fixed up -- took off the Formstone, painted the place. He has a son named Paul Jr., and everyone wants to keep the home in the family.
That's the story from 520 S. Broadway, where members of the Katyn Memorial Committee hold their earnest meetings in the company of desks, the towering mannequin and the Kowzan & && Kowzan Real Estate clock. The committee has a lot more money to raise to build their monument. But there is time -- and space, thanks to the Kowzans.
What could be next for the little front room? Another cause? Another shot at a shop?
"There have been ideas for ice cream," Dana Flannery says. "But that's another story."