UNKNOWN CASTLE

I received E-Mail that said:

I bought a book many years ago from a bargain table which has long been a favorite in my architectural section of my humble library; "American Castles" by Julian Cavalier, 1973. As I suspect you also have this useful volume, I want to ask about the last entry, "The Castle" of Aberdeen, Mississippi, pages 235 and 236. I have long wanted to find some more photographs for this little house, as I think it would make a great scale model. I was hoping you might be able to help. One of my various hobbies has been photographing "then & now" scenes from old Florida postcards, usually of main street scenes, getting the angles matched up as on the original view, and sometimes finding the location of the old scene is quite difficult, even with the street name given on the card. I have thought of contacting the county historical entity for Aberdeen, a task made much easier with the internet, but haven't gotten around to that so far.

Does anyone have any information? Does this building still exist?

On 4-4-06, I received E-Mail that said:

I lived in West Point, MS. I have lived here all my life. I never knew that that castle had been around, so I had to ask my Grandmother. She told me that it did, But the castle no longer stands In Aberdeen, Ms. And there is not going to be much information on it either. The Aberdeen Hall of Records doesnt carry paper information on properties from the 1940's and back. All is on computer.

On 2-18-11, I received e-mail that said:

THE CASTLE STILL EXISTS WITH SOME MINOR CHANGES. I LIVED THERE UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 1997. THE HOUSE IS STILL OCCUPIED AND YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ON IT AT THE ABERDEE PUBLIC LIBRARY.

On 2-21-11, I received e-mail that said;

Attached is a copy of an old newspaper story and picture. They are not very good, but I will keep checking to see if I can find anything else.
Click here to see story in PDF format

On 1-24-13, I received e-mail that said:

My husband and I actually tried to find this one as Aberdeen is only 30 minutes away so we figured it would be worth the drive... we drove up and down Commerce St (which isnt that long) for about 15 minutes until we figured out the house that it was - you can take this one off your site as it is no longer at all a castle - it looks like a normal house... it still has the big round part, but not the smaller ones, if I can remember... and l the spires and turret things are taken off the top... we were very disappointed... so disappointed that we didnt even bother taking a picture, but now I wish we had so I could send it to you... the next time we drive that way, we will stop and get a quick snap.

On 22-19-13, I received an e-mail that said:

We finally got to Aberdeen again and took a picture of the castle house... or rather what used to be the castle house. I feel like before you look at it though you really need to prepare yourself because it doesn't look like a castle at all now - so sad... it took us driving past it a few times before we made the connection... but you can see it still has the large round part on the left, and the window seat in the middle that is now under the porch.

{{Castlefinder note!}}
I agree, what a shame!!

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Thanks to Robert Allen for sending the first photo, and Addie Talley for sending the second.