In the grand scheme and time line of countries and castles America isn’t that old. There are castles in Europe and Asia that laugh when we talk about things on a scale of a few decades or maybe a century. Yet, a hundred and fifteen years can be considered a long time – long enough for a castle to have a full life, wane then fall into disrepair. And this is what happened to a small castle in New Hampshire called Kimball castle.
ok two years for the president of the Concord and Montreal Railroad to build and it was completed in 1899. And it stayed in the Kimball family until 1960 when the last remaining heir died leaving it to a charitable foundation with the intent of it becoming a nature preserve. The preserve never happened and time slowly, but predicatably, took it’s toll on the building.
I did some research on the castle and what I can tell is that it is currently for sale and the asking price is $799,000.00. But I haven’t actually talked to anyone about that. It may have changed.
Anyhoo, wouldn’t this be a wonderful project? To take this actual old castle and breathe life back into it? You know it and the stone walls surrounding it was all actually buillt by 100 Italian stone masons! Kind of cool.
It is only about 150 miles from where I live and I have given some thought to this being a big thing in my life but to be honest it is too small! Yup, too small for me. After all the Big castles I have visited in the world I just can’t see myself in this one. It is quaint and cozy but just too cramped!
Okay! Interested in learning more about the castle and the movement to save it? Check out the fa
cebook page about it right here: Save Kimball Castle You can join the group and to learn more about this undertaking to save the castle contact Darnell through the group. Here is a picture that she sent me:
You can see more pictures of the castle and learn more about it on my website right here: