It’s not just people who sometimes have surprising twists and turns in their backstories. Places—whether just a location, a house, or a building—also can lead complicated lives. We want to know about the locations near you (or even a place not so near that you’ve visited) with the most interesting histories.

Tell us in the comments where the place is, what it’s like today, and about how it once was (along with any particularly unsuspected historical stories). Show us a picture too, either then, now, or both.


Image: The Red Fort /Jpatokal.