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Castle Under Construction

The Castle

Penhouse Theatre under construction.

 

 

 

 

“The roof was ingeniously constructed by hanging it like a tent from a circular central core.”

From: “The Castle: Turrets, Tunnels, and Other Myths” by Gerald S. Bernstein, Ph.D

Castle

“The construction of the castle, which took place during the Great Depression, was done on an extremely limited budget. To save on costs, much of the hardware material, including window frames, was purchased secondhand from demolished industrial buildings.” 

From: “The Castle: Turrets, Tunnels, and Other Myths” by Gerald S. Bernstein, Ph.D

The Castle

“The availability of large quantities of stone was an important element in the construction of and appearance of the Castle. Found in abundance in Waltham, the particular type of glacial stone, called diorite, appears naturally, emerging from weathered hillsides or as fragments across open fields and meadows."

From: “The Castle: Turrets, Tunnels, and Other Myths” by Gerald S. Bernstein, Ph.D