Fake Castles (page 1)

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This section of castle-like buildings is organized alphabetically by state.

Castle Cafe and Ingrid's Jewelers
Daleville, AL
The Castle Cafe is a German restaurant. Around the back of the building is Ingrid's Jewelers. I believe both businesses are owned by the same family. Does anyone know the history of this building? [map]

Kidz Kastle [gone]
Dothan, AL
This building was built for Kidz Kastle, possibly in 1984. It was an indoor play center and restaurant. In 2008, the building began housing the Pizza Kastle. It closed around 2012 and the building remained vacant. In 2022, the building was stripped to the steel frame.

Bunkley RV Superstore
Theodore, AL
Knight Times Tattoo
Fayetteville, AR
This castle-like building housed the Bunkley RV Superstore when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2013, it housed the Queen's Attic antiques store. By 2017, the building was housing Castle Treasures thrift store. By 2022, it was housing the Single Tree Church. Does anyone know what business was here originally or more about this place? [map]

The Knight Times Tattoo building previously housed a Mr. Burger. It was remodeled in 1998 as a castle for the tattoo shop. [map]

More Alabama:
Skate Castle (Decatur)
Story Book Castles (Fairhope)

More Arkansas:
Ozark Medieval Fortress (Lead Hill)

Earl's at the Castle
Bullhead City, AZ


I don't know if the building that houses Earl's at the Castle has always been a restaurant or when it was built. By 2018, the building had been painted yellow. [map]

Golfland Sunsplash
Mesa, AZ

Golfland Sunsplash
Roseville, CA
The Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa opened in 1983 as the chain's original location. These parks have water parks and mini golf courses. [map]

The Golfland Sunsplash in Roseville was built in 1996. For more about this mini golf, see this page at my website. [map]

Athwal Real Estate
Ceres, CA
The Athwal Real Estate building has castle-like features. Does anyone know when it was built or what business was originally here? [map]

Kid's Castle
Gridley, CA
The Kid's Castle building has been here since at least the 1990s. Does anyone know more about it? I'm told it may have been a church originally. [map]

Castle Croydon
Long Beach, CA
castle apartments
Long Beach, CA
Castle Croydon was built in 1929 as an addition to house from 1912. The building was named after a recent owner. The building houses retail space on the ground floor and residential space on the second floor. [map]

These castle apartments were probably built in the 1920s. [map]

Castle Car Wash
Long Beach, CA

2008 and 2013:

I believe this Castle Car Wash was built in 1950. By 2020, the building had been painted white. [map]

Post Office
Valley Village, CA
Glass Slipper Inn
Palo Alto, CA
This Post Office has turrets on the two corners of the building. It was built in 1950 as the Foodtime Market. For more, see this website. [map]

The Glass Slipper Inn was built in 1964 as the Glass Slipper Motel. For more, see this website. [map]

The Castle
Greenbrae, CA
Taco Jalisco
Indio, CA
King Cole Pizza
Los Angeles, CA
The Castle in Greenbrae was built in 1946 for the Greenbrae Co. Real Estate office. The building now houses a Coldwell Banker office. For more, see this website. [map]

Taco Jalisco has been closed since at least 2012. I don't know if that was the original occupant. [map]

King Cole Pizza opened in 1972 and this building appears to be from then. [map]

Friar Tuck's Bar & Grille
Pomona, CA
Friar Tuck's Bar & Grille was built as the Magic Towers in 1968. The addition was made later to house an ice cream parlor. The Magic Towers closed in 1978. It became Friar Tuck's in 1990. These photos are from 2013. After that, the bar housed Stein Haus Brau & Brats. That bar closed and the building has been vacant since 2015. In 2018, renovation was taking place to reopen the place as a restaurant. However, the building remains vacant. For more, see this website. [map]

Twin Castle
North Hollywood, CA
The Twin Castle was built in 1964. [map]

Manna Donuts
Pomona, CA
McCloskey Castle
Pacifica, CA
Manna Donuts has been at this location since at least 2007. It was a Winchell's Donut House in 1968. I believe that all Winchell's buildings at that time were all boxes with no castle details. It's likely that there was another occupant beforehand. [map]

McCloskey Castle was built in 1908 as a residence. It became Sam's Castle in 1959. For more, see this website. [map]

Castello di Amorosa
Calistoga, CA
The Castello di Amorosa winery was built from 1994-2007. It was modeled after a 13th century Tuscan castle. Local stone and nearly one million antique bricks imported from Europe were used in the construction. [map]

Cypress Lawn Cemetery
Colma, CA
The Noble Towers mark the entrance to the Cypress Lawn Cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1892 and this entrance might be from then. [map]

Castle Inn & Suites
Anaheim, CA
The Castle Inn & Suites was built in 1989. [map]

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Anaheim, CA
The Majestic Garden Hotel was built in 1969 as a Royal Coach Motor Hotel. In 1972, it became the Sheraton Anaheim Motor Hotel. In 2015, it became the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. [map]

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