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12 Awe-Inspiring American Castles!

OHEKA Castle was built in Long Island in 1919 by millionaire financier Otto Herman Kahn, the inspiration for Mr. Monopoly. (From: Photos: 12 Amazing Castles You Won't Believe Are in America).

The Bishop's Palace, also known as Gresham's Castle, is an ornate Victorian-style house, located on Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas. The American Institute of Architects has listed the home as one of the 100 most significant buildings in the United States, and the Library of Congress has classified it as one of the fourteen most representative Victorian structures in the nation. The Gresham mansion

William Randolph Hearst's Castle 115 Room Mediterranean Revival Style Mansion with twin towers modeled after a Spanish cathedral. 127 Acre Estate. In 1976 Hearst Castle was designated a National Historic Landmark.

The Great Gatsby | Oheka Castle, 135 West Gate Drive, Huntington, New York. Said to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original inspiration for the Gatsby mansion. It remains the second largest private home in America, surpassed only by George W. Vanderbilt's Biltmore in Ashville, NC.

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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

Boldt Castle - Heart Island, New York - George Boldt bought the island, shaped it into a heart, and built the castle for his wife. When she died in 1904, before the castle's completion, he abandoned the project, heartbroken. It is now a popular tourist attraction, being renovated...

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Gatsby's Gold Coast I Long Island, NY

Nottoway Plantation. This plantation is the largest antebellum plantation house left in the South which contains 64 rooms, 7 staircases, and 5 galleries. This 53,000-square foot plantation home was constructed in 1858. Website: //www.nottoway.com/ Location: 31025 Louisiana Highway 1 (off The Great River Road), White Castle, Louisiana

Neuschwanstein Castle. Attraction in Schwangau. Get insider tips about Neuschwanstein Castle from Trippy.com's Schwangau experts.

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Pembroke, The Captain Joseph Delamar mansion at Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. Demolished | More here: http://mylusciouslife.com/historical-books-reading-list-british-american-social-history/

Arundel Castle in Sussex. Built at the end of the 11th century, seat to the Dukes of Norfolk. Click on the "castle" description and check out the fireplace with the coat of arms.