PRATT'S CASTLE

HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE

A man's home may be his castle but when was the last time you actually saw a castle in a residential neighborhood? Medieval history buff Harold S. Pratt built this imposing replica in 1937. His real home was nearby on Douglas Avenue.

Pratt modeled the design on a castle he saw along the Rhine River while serving in World War I. This building was a private museum housing Pratt's personal collection of medieval artifacts. The 50 foot tall tower is surrounded by a mini-moat and a working draw bridge.

The castle is still in private ownership, although, Pratt's collection is no longer here. So, please respect the privacy of those living here and stay on the bike path.

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