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Guess the Architecture for 2/6/2018

Posted February 06, 2018 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Do you recognize this week's building? Care to take a guess?

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02/06/2018 2:12 PM
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02/06/2018 2:19 PM

Elapsed time 12 min.....awesome

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02/06/2018 2:33 PM

Well, I didn't see your name for the submission and I figured you were playing. We all know you got to be quick to beat the bird.

"small castle style house with arched bridge entrance"

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02/06/2018 3:47 PM

Wat?

No clock?

Nicely done

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02/06/2018 4:33 PM

Maybe we'll find the punch bowl there.

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02/07/2018 1:51 AM

Are those two lovers getting, " juiced " up ?

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02/07/2018 11:49 AM

The maybe they found the punch bowl?

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02/07/2018 4:45 PM

Naw, I have the punch bowl. I soak my aching feet in it. I don't think Ford wants it back now.

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02/07/2018 4:54 PM

Oh just don't tell them until they've used it a few times to prove that your feet had no effect on the quality of the punch.

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02/08/2018 8:24 AM

I knew I recognized that. Been there at least a dozen times. My family had a yearly fishing trip to the area for decades. Visiting there was often a mid week break for us from fishing. We also would explore the quarry for most of the rock for the castle on Oak Island downstream in Chippewa Bay. (not suggesting you do this as I suspect this is considered trespassing these days)

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02/12/2018 10:47 AM

JPool was correct in guessing the power house at Boldt Castle. Commissioned by George C. Boldt, the “millionaire proprietor of the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City,” the “full size Rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay … was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise.”

Unfortunately, the structure was abandoned after Louise Boldt died suddenly in January 1904. Boldt Castle’s website indicates that “the castle and various stone structures were left to the mercy of the wind, rain, ice, snow, and vandals” for 73 years until the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority acquired the property.

Since, the Castle and the first floor have been restored to reflect the original design, and “hundreds of windows have been replaced and beautiful custom-made doors and decorative windows now enhance the entrances.”

The power house is one of six structures on the Heart Island. The others include the castle itself, the Alster Tower, the Hennery, the Arch, and a stone Gazebo. The power house held two generators that would supply electricity to the entire island.

Image Sources: Thousand Islands Bridge Authority/Boldt Castle and Wikimedia

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