Castlewood castle

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Comments (7)

X. Paschen on November 26, 2007

Hi Ryan, nice picture! I like the peak built by the two lines of the wall, great wide angle effect :) and the light spots. But what is this on the right side of the wall? A STAIR to HELP the enemies climb in?!

Greetings, Xenia

Ryan Calhoun on November 27, 2007

Thanks Xenia! I found this at the tops of the bluffs, without any sign or explanation. It's surrounded by a high fence, so I had to hold the camera over my head to take the shot. It's not a real castle. I think it must be part of an old resort or something. Maybe it's a place for children to play.

Greetings, Ryan

Camarata on June 14, 2008

Ryan; Not a castle. A water holding structure (water tower) that once had a roof. Probably fed water to the Castlewood residents. Maybe fed water to the Lincoln Beach Lodge at the end of Lincoln Beach Road on the river. You could take a train from St. Louis to the Lodge for a day at the beach. In the 50's & 60's My dad had a "club house" across the road near where the overlook is now. The structure has a fence around it for a reason. Its not for children.

jackmaness3 on June 19, 2008

hey ryan, very cool foto. i grew up in castlewood durin g the seventies. i had a mini bike And used to trail around the older guys, we came across that struture while riding,it used too have a rotted wood floor that was once covering a natural well . they would build a stone structur around then a floor over it and u could come in and scoop water out ..scary danger floor.. my dad lives on castlecliff road, see on map left of your position? westmontdr and castleccliff intersect ? the house w/ tan roof is my house .if you look to left of that house you'll see another "grayish" house tucked up in there. i heard that the inventor of 7up built it . it has really cool stone work waterfalls fountains,if you travel to the left of that down about two mile or so tucked back in the woods is a vacant grave yard. we stumbled upon it way back. there was a little town there caled lost valley or something.foto of old car and stone structure castlewood mo. cool old memories thanx jack maness

dkop on February 21, 2010

I rented a 2 story clubhouse at Kieffer Creek Rd % the RR underpass in the 60's. There were 5 in a row. Opposite me was the large station with a 5ft high fireplace. We had running water supplied by the castle in the picture. I had been to Lincoln Lodge many times. There were many photos of the area. It would cost a nickel to cross the Meramec to Lincoln Beach in its heyday.

alscamaro on July 29, 2012

lincoln beach about 1915

tismon on January 16, 2014

Ryan, I've been doing some research into the area and ran across a site with quite a bit of info on the park.

Something that jumped out at me, there was a series of Speak Easies here that had an alarm system so if one got hit, the rest knew to start hiding their alcohol. One of the taverns was named Lone Wolf, which is of course, also a trail name (and a failed subdivision in the same area).

If you don't mind, could I please use this photo for the game Ingress as a POI? I did take a few myself, but it has a fair bit of graffiti now and my angles just aren't very good.

Thank you

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    by Ryan Calhoun