“One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life. And with that, she realized the only control she had was how she chose to handle them. So, she made the decision to survive using courage, humor and grace. She was the Queen of her own life and the choice was hers.” Kathy Kinney
I’m sure there were a few years when I was little that I wanted to be a princess. If I had known about The Castle during those fairytale ridden years, I think I would have begged my parents to let me live there. Perhaps this is why I didn’t discover this castle until I was in college.
Located in the Heritage Hill District is The Castle, one of the earliest examples of the Chateauesque Style architecture. And yes, the style got its name because of similarities to the French chateaus in Europe.
Designed by local architect William G. Robinson, the castle-like edifice was constructed in 1884-86 as a home for local lumber barons Colonel E. Crofton Fox and his brother Charles. For over 30 years, it was home to the prestigious Gibson’s Restaurant, it has since been converted for other commercial uses (source).