Shea's Castle

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Richard Shea, a native New Yorker, built this private castle in 1924. He had made such a drastic move in attempts to heal his ailing wife. He paid a total of $175,000 to build it which would be more than 2.5 million today. Of course, he didn't know that the Great Depression would soon hit and bankrupt him - the bank took possession of his estate. Shea's wife eventually died in 1932 and he himself drowned by suicide. Today the castle is privately owned and inhabited by a caretaker. The grounds are strictly off-limits to the public so be cautious when sightseeing.

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You can’t get close enough to check in or even see the castle closeup. You can see the castle from far coming up the road to the gate.