The Alster Tower

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Even though it looks like something straight out of the Middle Ages this singular structure was built in 1899. It was used as a grandiose summer residence for the Boldt family and included everything needed to live life comfortably at the turn of the 20th century. A two-lane bowling alley, kitchen, billiard room, library, and theater were among the many recreational areas the family could enjoy. Because of its amenities it was also referred to as "The Playground." Built out of red sandstone, the tower was named after a similar one built along the Alster River Basin in Hamburg, Germany.