Fake Castles (page 6)

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Gene's Locksmith
Henderson, NV
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
The Gene's Locksmith building has been used as a music venue and an elephant-themed museum. It was built in 1991. I don't know what business was located here originally. It may have been a games arcade. This photo is from 2014. In 2017, the building began housing the Sunset Castle Banquet Hall. The turrets have been painted blue. For more, see this website. [map]

The Excalibur Hotel & Casino was built in 1990. When it opened, it was the largest hotel in the world with more than 4,000 rooms and covering over 70 acres. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Kingdom Gentlemen's Club [gone]
Pahrump, NV
The Kingdom Gentlemen's Club opened in 2004. This building was constructed then. This photo is from 2014. The building had been vacant since 2015. It was demolished in 2019.

Whiskey Pete's Hotel & Casino
Primm, NV
Whiskey Pete's Hotel & Casino was built in 1977. It expanded with the multi-story hotel in 1983. Whiskey Pete was Pete McIntyre's nickname. He operated a store, gas station, and bootlegging operation in Primm in the 1920s. For more, see this website. [map]

Castle Building [gone]
Reno, NV
This Castle Building in Reno appeared to be vacant when this photo was taken in 2014. Previously, it was used for a used car dealership. Does anyone know what was here originally? The building was demolished in 2015.

New York:
Wings Castle (Millbrook)

Castle Auto Sales
Akron, OH
Sno Castle
Youngstown, OH
Sno Castle
Anderson, IN
The Castle Auto Sales building appears to be an oldie. Does anyone know when it was built or what its original function was? My guess is that it originally housed a gas station. This photo is from 2009. By 2019, the building had been painted a gold color. By 2023, it had been remodeled with new brick and other details have been lost. [map]

These Sno Castle ice cream stands must have been part of a chain. There is a similar snow cone stand in Latonia, KY with the same name and font style. [Youngstown map] [Anderson map]

More Ohio:
Camelot Community Project (Alliance)
Loveland Castle (Loveland)
Bonnyconnellan Castle (Sidney)

The Castle
Muskogee, OK
The Castle features a Renaissance Festival, Halloween and Christmas Festivals, and other special events. I believe this gate was built in 1995 for the first Oklahoma Renaissance Festival. There are other castle-like buildings on the 60-acre property. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Club 21 [gone]
Portland, OR
This may be stretching the definition of castle a little but I'll include this building since it had an interesting history. Club 21 was built as a Russian Orthodox Church in the 1930s. It later became a bar known as The Shadows. It had been Club 21, a bar, since 1958. It was demolished around 2017. For more, see this website.

Kings & Queens Hotel & Restaurant [gone]
Stoystown, PA
The Kings & Queens Hotel & Restaurant building was constructed in the 1930s as a hotel and auto repair shop. In 1938, it became the Hilltop Hotel. A restaurant and bar were added at that point. In 1970, the business was sold and it became the Kings & Queens. The castle-like remodeling took place at that time. The building was destroyed in a fire in 2023.

Fairy Tale Academy
Upper Darby, PA
The Fairy Tale Academy, a childcare and learning center, is housed in this castle-like building. [map]

More Pennsylvania:
former Child World (Lancaster)

Castle Video Games [gone]
Blacksburg, SC
Castle Video Games, a video game casino, opened in the late 1990s. A legal battle with the state of South Carolina quickly ensued over the legality of video game gambling. The state won the case and the place closed in 2000 and was abandoned after that. It was demolished in 2024.

More South Carolina:
Heritage USA (Fort Mill) [gone]
Ariel's (West Columbia)

Gold Diggers
Wall, SD
Castle Building
Wall, SD
The Gold Diggers jewelry store has had this castle facade since at least 2005. [map]

This Castle Building serves as a pool supplies storage unit at an Americas Best Value Inn. [map]

Nichols' Sanitorium
Hot Springs, SD
Nichols' Sanitorium was built in 1907 for Dr. Perry Nichols as a cancer sanatorium. The building was sold in 1917 to the Lutheran Hospital Association. It later housed the Castle Manor nursing home. I believe the building has been vacant since 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

More South Dakota:
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle (Mitchell) [gone]

Fortress of Faith (Greenback)
MagiQuest (Pigeon Forge)

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