Jan 28, 2016

The Irish Castle on Longwood Drive

The Givens Castle was built in 1886.

It was built by Robert G. Givens, an American businessman who worked as a real estate promoter and a novelist, to impress his fiance. There are several different tales about the design of the building, some saying that it was a replica of her family castle, some that it was a sketch he drew of an existing ivy castle in his native Ireland. Unconfirmed stories say that the bride died before she had the chance to live in the castle.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I love the castle and the ghost story. I attended several functions there and think I saw the light once through the windows, too! I'm so glad it was not torn down and that Beverly has such a wonderful landmark.