A collection of unused keys lays in a file cabinet drawer of a fifth floor maintenance area at the 508 Young Street location of The Dallas Morning News on Friday, December 1, 2017. The Dallas Morning News headquarters recently moved to 1954 Commerce Street. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News)

A collection of unused keys lays in a file cabinet drawer of a fifth floor maintenance area at the 508 Young Street location of The Dallas Morning News on Friday, December 1, 2017. The Dallas Morning News headquarters recently moved to 1954 Commerce Street. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News)

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

Last week, The Dallas Morning News moved from its historic 508 Young St. location to the newly renovated former Dallas Public Library building at 1954 Commerce St. While we love our new home, we recognize that our 69-year-old Rock of Truth building had some pretty wonderful -- and creepy -- spaces hidden within its walls.

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From the lower levels of the basement, where chipping paint and dripping water made you believe there was someone lingering around the next corner, to the old abandoned locker rooms on the fourth floor that were undoubtedly haunted by former pressmen, all the way up to the seventh floor roof space that included fabulous views of downtown and headless pigeons -- 508 Young Street was a veritable supernatural playground.

Staff photographer Ashley Landis captured some of the spookiest spaces to give you a peek at what's left of The Dallas Morning News of the past.

So many keys.

Tools and keys hang on the wall outside the maintenance break room in the basement of the 508 Young Street location of The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The Dallas Morning News headquarters recently moved to 1954 Commerce Street. 

Tools and keys hang on the wall outside the maintenance break room in the basement of the 508 Young Street location of The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The Dallas Morning News headquarters recently moved to 1954 Commerce Street. 

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

We always wondered what was behind that strange mesh wall.

An employee passes large machinery kept hidden by a wall of mesh near the back entrance of 508 Young Street.

An employee passes large machinery kept hidden by a wall of mesh near the back entrance of 508 Young Street.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

Something(s) happened in here

Broken toilets that haven't been in operation for many years stand in the old locker rooms that were once used for pressmen on the fourth floor.

Broken toilets that haven't been in operation for many years stand in the old locker rooms that were once used for pressmen on the fourth floor.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

Frozen in time

A newspaper from 1999 rests on an office chair in the old locker rooms that were once used for pressmen on the fourth floor of 508 Young Street.

A newspaper from 1999 rests on an office chair in the old locker rooms that were once used for pressmen on the fourth floor of 508 Young Street.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

Where is the other glove?

Used gloves sit on a step ladder in the basement of 508 Young Street.

Used gloves sit on a step ladder in the basement of 508 Young Street.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

Perfect view of Reunion Tower ... if you could figure out how to get to the elusive fifth floor.

Reunion Tower is seen through a propped open fifth-floor roof access door at the 508 Young Street location of The Dallas Morning News.

Reunion Tower is seen through a propped open fifth-floor roof access door at the 508 Young Street location of The Dallas Morning News.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

So high up, yet so dark

Sunlight streams in to a fifth floor maintenance area.

Sunlight streams in to a fifth floor maintenance area.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

A work of art? Maybe

Heavy machinery sits in the dark on the sixth floor.

Heavy machinery sits in the dark on the sixth floor.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

R.I.P., pigeons

Pigeons clearly ruled the roost in this out-of-the-way equipment room.

Pigeons clearly ruled the roost in this out-of-the-way equipment room.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer

Around all that machinery, darkness and dead birds, a striking, complicated view.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer
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