(Under Construction)

This is an artists conception of what the castle will look like when finished.

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The 2006 Siege of Dupont Castle

The 2009 siege of Dupont Castle

2010 Murder Mystery at Dupont Castle

The overall long range plan.

View from the building location.

Picture of the royal wishing well we built.

Picture of the royal stone gateposts that we built

What the building site looked like at the end of 1998.

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For pictures of work done in 2016, scroll down this page.

Pictures of recent progress ( 2016)

1-20-2016 This is a view of the front of the castle at the beginning of 2016. The three story part is the "KEEP" where we live. The one story part to the left is the storage room over the garage. The rest is the foundation for what will someday be the "great hall".

1-24-2016 What the heck is this stuff?


1-24-2016 It's pretty, but it's going to slow down the outside work.

3-7-2016 The nice man from Lowe's delivered a load of lumber today.

3-7-2016 I got started on the floor support system today, I'll try to get more done tomorrow.

3-8-2016 I got the center main support beam finished today. It is made up of three layers of pressure treated 2X12X16 and in total weighs over 1,300 pounds.

3-9-2016 I've made some progress on installing floor joists and the plywood sub-floor.

3-10-2016 About half the plywood is now in place.

3-23-2016 I'm getting ready to pour the base for the great hall fireplace.

3-24-2016 The fireplace base is now finished.

3-25-2016 Almost all of the sub-floor plywood is now in place. Just a little more to do on the tower.

3-30-2016 All of the sub-floor plywood is now in place. This new room will be approx 66 feet long and 20 feet wide.

5-27-2016 I have not gotten much done lately. I have ordered about 5,000 blocks that have not yet been delivered. When they come, I can get back to work. In the meantime, I have covered the new floor with 6 mil plastic to help keep the floor from being damaged by the rain.

6-8-2016 The nice man from Anchor came today to deliver the dark color blocks. There are about 2,000 of them.

6-5-2016 A workman stopped by today to see if I would hire him. Since he said he did not know how to lay block, I was unable to hire him at this time.

6-14-2016 I can't start working on the straight walls until the light and medium color blocks arrive, but I was able to get one row done on the tower.

7-16-2016 I have not been getting much done lately because I got a pinched nerve in my back. It's been getting a bit better now, and I was able to lay the first row of split faced blocks. Each complete row is 230 blocks.

7-21-2016 We have a new friend that's been coming around lately. He says his name is Bucky. He has cute new little antlers.

7-26-2016 Our friend Bucky came around today with two new friends. We think that the doe on the left is Bucky's mom, and the two new friends are Bucky's half siblings.

7-28-2016 I have finished row 2 almost all the way around. Things are going slowly. Part of the reason is the temprature around here lately. It has been between 90 and 100 drgrees most days. Because of that, I start work around 6:00 to 6:30 in the morning and only work for a couple of hours.

8-9-2016 I have been concentrating on the back portion of the new addition. I am finished with row 5 in that area.

8-9-2016 Mother nature has a way of painting her critters so they blend in with their surroundings.

8-9-2016 In case you had trouble seeing him, here is a close-up.

8-23-2016 I have finished row 8 in the area that I am working on. If you look to the right of the door, you can see the area where one of the windows will be.

9-4-2016 The remaining blocks were delivered about a week ago. There are about 46 cubes in this photo. So far, I have installed about 1,000 blocks on the great hall (not counting the foundation). There are about 4,000 blocks left to go.

9-7-2016 This is what the area I am working on now looks like today. I am finished with row 11. Two more rows to go before I can move on to the next section.

9-15-2016 I am now finished with row 13 in section one. Next I will start laying blocks in section two. Row 13 is important because that is how high I need to get in order to build the stud walls and put on the plywood for the roof. I am going to try to get a temporary roof over as much of the great hall as I can before winter sets in.

9-20-2016 I am now finished with row 6 in section two. I will go up to row 13 before moving on to the next section.

9-28-2016 I am now finished with row 11 in section two. Two more rows to go before moving on to the next section.

10-26-2016 I have now finished row 12 on one side and row 10 on the other side of section 3. After I finish row 13 in this area, I would like to add two more rows on top of these, and then I will be able to start the carpentry work necessary to put on the temporary roof.

11-6-2016 An unusual looking deer friend showed up in the yard. She has a lot more white on her than any of the others.

11-10-2016 I have managed to get the blocks done up to row 16. This will allow for the ceiling in the great hall to be 10 feet instead of the 8 feet that I thought it was going to be. I thank Mother Nature for giving me the good weather that allowed me to get this far.

11-10-2016 Most of the lumber I need to do the great hall was delivered today. I still need a bit more, but I can get started with this.

11-16-2016 I've started installing the wall studs in the rear portion of the new structure. My goal is to get a temporary roof over as much of the building as possible before the winter sets in.

11-23-2016 The rear section now has a plywood roof over it.

11-23-2016 This is the view of the great hall from the roof of the keep. Still a long way to go.

11-28-2016 It's coming along.

12-5-2016 This is what the castle looks like from the front as of today.

12-10-2016 This is what the great hall looks like from the castle roof. I still need to finish up a little more, and then cover it with tarps or something similar to keep the rain out.

12-11-2016 Oh no, not again.

12-19-2016 This is what the great hall looks like now that it has been covered with plastic. I hope this is able to keep the rain (and snow) out over the winter.

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Queen Patricia and I would like to say a special THANK YOU to the following people who have volunteered time and energy to help with the work at the castle site.

Bill Postlethwait
Mariann Postlethwait
Mark Eastwood
Barbara Gay
Jim Eaton
Carol Eaton
John Miller
Terry Robinson
Shereen Robinson
Brad Hurliman
Rob Dekarske
Shirley Mandler
T.O. Galloway
Bill White
Adam Elliott
Mike Rozalski

I would also like to thank the following people for advice, technical assistance, encouragement, and moral support:

John Miller - Bull Run Castle
Ron Bigbee - Castle Avalon
Sir Randy Michael - Chateau LaRoche
Peter Wing - Wings Castle
Sue Maxwell - Ravenwood Castle
Mike Freeman - Castell Gwynn
Roger Greim - Kataryna Castle
Bruce Busboom - Busboom Castle
Meme Hardin - Hardin Castle
Wyatt C Mortensen - Sleeping Beauty Castle
David O'Connor - Castle Anam Cara
Mike Newman - Newman's Castle

We would like to thank the following people who donated either money furnishings, or building materials to the Dupont Castle building project.

Bill & Mariann Postlethwait
Shirley Zimmerman & Bob Hampl
Mark Eastwood &Barbara Gay
Frank & Beverly Frederick
Bentley & PamWestfield
Al Dumit
Frank Bredimus - Berkeley castle
Mack & Mattie McLaughlin
Terry and Rick Moody - Sky High Castle
John & Pat Beno
Terry and Linda Jemison
Tientje Willis
Carl & Christine Hanfling
Charles Klusarits
Rick & Shirley Rutherford
T.O. Galloway and Shirley Mandler
Bill White
Annamae and Ron Ankeny
Keith Nolan
Foy and Helen Varner
Jim Fassio
Richard Taylor

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