Front of Harry Bennett's"castle" on the Huron River 1984
An old friend from Jr. High was kind enough to share the interior and some of the outbuildings photos with us! Not very well decorated in the 1980s but it has been redone since then. I wish we could go inside now!
Front of "castle" 2009 with a lot of trees removed
REAR VIEW 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.
Large Staircase goes down to the river is gone now
The Bennett stables (above). 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
Italian Stone Fireplace Close up
Music room off dining room notice dining chair
Narrow staircase to the upper level
Family Den with beautiful wing back chair and wood paneling with secret panels for hidden weapons. shown in this video
Theater above and an outbuilding below
Horrible wallpaper was in a bathroom, hopefully, gone now
Read more of my Harry Bennett Stories
Rise and Fall of Harry Bennett
NEW* PM Magazine Video Tour of the Castle
Thank you Donna!!!