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|Are you old enough to remember "The Castle"?
"Located off state highway 111, between Edwardsville and Hartford, the place
was called the Castle, and was built in 1897 by a hopeless French romantic for
his wife. The castle was a 14 room mansion, the entire property was surrounded
by a moat that had been stocked with exotic fish. In the early 1900's the
Frenchman's wife died and he lost interest in the property and returned to
France. Since then the place has been a speak easy, a resort, a military school
and even a home for pregnant unwed mothers. In the 1960's a couple from
Woodriver purchased the property and had grand plans. Shortly after buying the
place the couple became sick and the husband passed away. The wife moved
into a more modest place and let the property fall into total dismay. It became a
teenage party house and was wrecked by vandals, only to be totally destroyed
when a fire was started in March of 1973. Today there is only remnants of the
fountains, statuary, gazebos and bridges that surrounded the property."
Click here for additional pictures and more history about "The Castle".
|HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE!
This month's GraniteCityGossip.com's home page
is jam packed with activities that will keep you and
your family busy all month long.
Local Trivia Night fund raisers are always a popular
choice for a good time, scroll the home page to see
who is hosting an event this month.
The Melting Pot Market is holding their wonderful fall
market and while you're their stop by for some
breakfast, lunch or dinner at "The Downtown Diner",
whose website will be coming soon. The retro style
diner is an exciting addition to our city.
Of course, Trunk or Treat events are in abundance this
year thanks to our many churches and organizations
who make sure our children experience the best
Halloween ever. It's fall everyone - ENJOY!
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|Did you know you can
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at the Six Mile Regional
2001 Delmar Avenue
No appointment needed
9:30 am to 7 pm
Friday & Saturday
9:30 am to 4 pm
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in parts of Granite City,
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Possible new windows/doors
while improving home safety.
Must meet income guidelines.
FUNDING IS LIMITED
Call 618-692-8940 for