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7 of 15 Types of Pennsylvania Recreational Facilities--Castles
Ivan Gillis
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Pennsylvania Castles

 

Bowman's CastleFayette County, Pennsylvania, built in 1789, the oldest Gothic Revival castle in the United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Druim Moir Castle, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, built from 1885 to 1886 for Pennsylvania railroad tycoon Henry H. Houston. It is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, built in 1829 as the first prison to utilize the separate system of prison management. It is a National Historic Landmark.

Fonthill, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, built 1908–12 for Henry Chapman Mercer. It is listed as a contributing building on the National Register of Historic Places.

Glencairn, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, built in a unique Romanesque style from 1928 to 1939. It was designed by the owner, Raymond Pitcairn, for his family. It has more than 100 rooms and a seven-story tower. It is now a museum. It is listed as a contributing building on the National Register of Historic Places.

 Grey Towers Castle, Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania, built 1881–83 for William Welsh Harrison. It was designed by Horace Trumbauer.

Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, poured concrete structure combining an eclectic mix of styles. It was built from 1913 to 1916 for Henry Chapman Mercer as a museum to house his collections. It is listed as a contributing building on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stokesay Castle, Reading, Pennsylvania, built in 1931 and modeled after the 13th century castle in Shropshire, England, by the same name. Serves as an event venue, fine dining restaurant, and casual pub.

 

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