I received E-Mail that said:

The Army Corps of Engineers has a castle. In fact, it is their emblem. I think that the original is along McArthur Blvd. near the DC-Md. line. I drove past there to check, but it was dark and I did not know where to look. I did not see anything, not even a sign or turnoff onto Corps property.

Later, I received E-Mail that said:

Your Washington, D.C. unknown castle was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the image of their insignia. It is a water pumping station on the banks of the Dalecarlia Reservoir, and is part of the Washington, D.C. aqueduct system.

Later, I received E-Mail that said:

After looking at the photograph of the pumping station, and reading the information, I wish to correct one point that was only partially addressed. The traditional castle insignia for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is modeled after the sally port entrance area of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. West Point was originally an academy that graduated Army Engineers, Artillerymen, and others, so the Corps, which was originally called the "Corps of Engineers and Artillerists" used the entrance into their "alma mater" as their branch insignia.

On 11-8-10, I received e-mail that said:

After looking at your web page I did some researching and i found the castle that is on mcarthur blvd. I don't know the address but I found it on google earth. The gps cordinates are 38 54 39.12 N, 77 05 22.14 W .it could be the same castle cuz your pic looks like it was taken a long time ago and it could be that they just cleaned it up and took all the plants off it. I dont know but I just thought I would give you more info. I attached a pic of the one I found.

Does anyone have more information about it?

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Thanks to Katie Davis for sending the second photo.