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Fake Castles (page 2)

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Hope's Castle
Monte Vista, CO
Hope's Castle was built as an armory in 1922. In 1980, the building housed the JJ Restaurant & Lounge. The building was vacant for many years. It was adapted for office space in 2004. [map]

Wireless Wizard
Bridgeport, CT
Blue Castle
Washington, DC
The Wireless Wizard was built around 2007. It has castle-related items inside as well. [map]

The Blue Castle was built in 1891 as a trolley car barn. It is currently occupied by the Eagle Academy Public Charter School. In 2005, there were plans to convert the building into retail space. However, as of 2010, the school is still there. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Tire King
Dover, DE
The Tire King building was originally a gas station. In the 1960s, Tire King took over. They expanded the office section at the right, keeping the same castle-like roofline. [map]

Round Table Sports Bar & Lounge
Miami, FL
Beverage Castle
Tampa, FL
The Round Table Sports Bar & Lounge appears to be a castle-style adaptation of a 1940s building. Does anyone know the history of this building? [map]

This Beverage Castle is part of a former, apparently regional chain with castle-style buildings. This one appeared to be vacant when this photo was taken in 2009. It still appeared to be closed in 2013. There is another location in Tampa which appears to be open. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

M.D. Custom Cycles
Key Largo, FL
Castle Keep Storage
Hudson, FL
M.D. Custom Cycles occupied this castle style building when this photo was taken in 2009. By 2015, the building was housing Sandal Castle. It's now Sandal Kingdom. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

Castle Keep Storage was built in the early 1990s to resemble a castle. A "castle keep" was the safest part of the castle and where the most precious possessions were kept. [map]

Diamond Castle
Cocoa Beach, FL
The Diamond Castle is a pawn shop. Does anyone know what this building was originally used for and when it was built? These photos are from 2009. By 2011, the building had been remodeled. Although the details were removed, the building is now painted to resemble a castle. [map]

More Florida Castle Buildings:
Viking Motel (Kissimmee)
Solomon's Castle (Ona)
Castle Otttis (St. Augustine)

Castle House
Roswell, GA
This Castle House was built by Rudy and Ruth McLaughlin from 1969-1977. Rudy was a retired truck driver at the time. The simulated moat was built as a swimming pool. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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