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This afternoon I received the most interesting email.  I am posting it here and if anyone remembers and can help please let me know, you can comment on the post.



Good afternoon Miriam,


Years ago, I lived at 8 Sleepy Hollow Road., Rye Brook New York (off Ridge Street)

As a young girl, approx 12 years old, I remember my best friend Lisa R. and I, used to walk up the hill to visit an old castle that was in our neighborhood.  We used to sit under the tree and do our homework.  We would spend hours just walking around the property and loving every second.  My parents mentioned that ElizabethTaylor almost purchased the castle, but she wanted more acreage.  Soon after the castle was torn down and more homes were built.

You could imagine the grief and crying that went on for a long time between us.  The castle was breathtaking.- a large gargole sat on top where the enormous wooden doors were.  The grounds had shrubs (topiary) an olympic swimming pool, etc.

The inside had marble floors, a water fountain in the foyer etc. It was hugh!

My question is;

Can you find the history of this castle?  

This question has been in my mind since I first laid eyes on it and never forgot.  I am now 56 years old and this is
one of my quests.

Can you please help us?

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New Orleans, LA 70125

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Comments (2)

David Monsour
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Gettysburg, PA

Thats pretty incredible.  I'm not sure if I'd do too much work since you're not getting paid, but it might be a great hyperlocal topic if this so called "castle" was a land mark at one time. 

Feb 05, 2010 10:47 AM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

What a cool email- I hope that someone finds the answer!

Feb 05, 2010 10:49 AM