October 21, 2007

Bannerman’s Castle, America’s Castles Part 7

Posted in America's Castles at 8:51 pm by Kendal


A castle by the river, (Hudson River) New York

Bannerman Castle has a unique history because it was mainly constructed to store arsenal  and it has been left to ruin. Currently there is a group that watches over it although it is owned by the state. The group has done much to raise money, to stabilize, and restore the castle. There are tours available. It is a very unique piece of architecture. ‘’A tiny jewel in the setting of the Hudson Highlands is called Pollepel, now familiarly known as Bannerman Island. Once an uninhabited place, accessible only by boat, it was considered haunted by some Indian tribes and thus became a refuge for those trying to escape them.’’ http://www.bannermancastle.org/history.html

Circa 1900s

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  1. Anajo said,

    Hi Kendal!
    You have so many new posts up already! Wow!

    Oh, I really like the look of this castle! This one is my favorite so far. It seems kind of mysterious.

  2. Anajo said,

    Isn’t it weird those big block letters on the side of the castle which say “Bannermans’Aresnal”?! He must have been a strange man… kind of egotitical perhaps? 😉

  3. Anajo said,

    Dang.. that should have been “egotistical”… Well, perhaps he was egotitical too, I don’t know! 😆

  4. Kendal said,

    This is a very special castle as it served as a business and a residence. I read he was from scotch ancestoral. Amazing how this stucture has came about and now in full display… Wow.\\

    The wording was a business advertisement…

  5. Kendal said,

    Anajo, I am trying to build this blog rapidly over the next couple of weeks then add one or two a week after I have reached 50. Much work but a labor of love. The history in the states is so vast, diversified, artistic, and expressed in so many ways, I am not for sure if I will ever display all that I know and resarch.

    I love the pre-colonial history and the colonial history ….. and the modern history as it evolves.

    Such an amazing mix.

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