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Castle in America

I don’t know how many castles there are in the United States, but the one above is in Paterson, NJ. It’s name is Lambert Castle. (Click the link for more info.) Paterson is my hometown and I have visited the castle many times. When I was a youth the tower at the top of the mountain was open to the public and I explored there. Having been to Dover  and Windsor Castles in England, I don’t think of Lambert Castle as a castle but simply as a rich man’s home. While it doesn’t compare in size, scope or purpose to the fortresses in Great Britain, it’s still an interesting part of New Jersey history.
The photograph above was taken several years ago after a snowstorm.

2 responses

  1. Looks like a wonderful place. What was in the tower at the top of the hill?

    March 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    • It was a lookout tower. Just stairs to the top to get a wide view of the surrounding area and what’s in the distance. The castle is located on Garret Mountain (more like a hill compared to the Rocky Mountains out west). The view from the top includes one of New York City. The city is about 25 miles.

      March 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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