UNKNOWN CASTLE

I received E-Mail that said:

Are you aware of the castle in Franklin Co., Mo.? I used to live on Highway AH Just off of I-44 during the early 1990's. I remember driving on a dirt road, I believe it was Iron Hill Road between Hwy AH and Hwy TT. This is east of St. Clair. I was told the man who owned the property was building it completely by himself. I don't remember his first name but his last name is DeClue.

On 10-12-10, I received e-mail that said: It's a really cool old house that looks castle like and I wish I knew more about it. My husband said no one had lived there for a long time, but at one time it was up for sale. However, I still can't find anyone who knows about it. I took a few pictures of it. Here is a picture I took today.

On 11-17-10, I received e-mail that said:

I found more information on another castle in Missouri. Here's a link to more information:
http://www.trulia.com/property/3028083198-3560-Iron-Hill-Rd-Union-MO

On 5-21-12, I received e-mail that said:

Hello, my name is Rilee Frank DeClue. I came across your website and noticed a castle in St. Clair Missouri. After reading the article/email attached to the photo, I decided to email you to perhaps shed a little light on the mystery surrounding this castle in rural Missouri. This castle was actually built by my late Grandfather Frank DeClue and was the childhood home to my father Ronald DeClue and his three siblings. My Grandfather built this castle by himself, by hand, having drug every stone home on a trailer bed from some creek, river, or quarry.

Sadly, after the passing of my Grandmother Alpha DeClue in the early 80's, my Grandfather stopped working on the house leaving the interior not completely finished. After his passing 4 years ago, my Uncle Frank Jr. (Dennis) DeClue moved in as caretaker. The castle is currently up for sale.

Does anyone have more information on this?

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