22 October 2010
HARRY BENNETT'S CASTLE 1984 PHOTOS
Front of "castle" 1984
Front of "castle" 2009 with a lot of trees removed
A friend from high school popped in facebook and it turns out she used to stay in the Harry Bennett Castle!!! OMG !!! Her friend lived next door to the castle.
Donna sent me these great photos from 1984. When I shot the castle last fall it has been painted a sage green color with the windows trimmed in white.
Harry had his own theater built on the property
Many years ago, my girlfriend and I stayed there. She lived next door and house-sat when the previous owners were out of town. Pretty cool place.
The place is pretty cool and scary. We went in the tunnels and were able to take personal tours with no one looking over our shoulders. I even stayed several nights, once left alone while my friend went to the bar, you talk about being scared, I was up all night looking over my shoulder.
NO KIDDING!!!! Not without a gun in each hand would I have done that Donna!
Love this back view. Donna noticed the large stairway was added to the Castle after 1984. The Castle appears that a lot of trees were removed from this side as well. The two turrets are clearly visible in both views.
Large Staircase goes down to the river
The Bennett stables. This is where HB housed the lions and tigers he used to keep in case of an enemy attack.
Another view of the Theater
Dining room with large dining table
Another view of dining room
Stone Fireplace Close up
Music room off dining room notice dining chair
Narrow staircase to upper level
Family Den with beautiful wing back chair and wood paneling
Out building on property
Read My other Harry Bennett Stories
Rise and Fall of Harry Bennett
NEW* PM Magazine Video Tour of the Castle
Thank you Donna!!!