Friday, August 04, 2006

Dark Island is home to Singer Castle

Boldt's six-story, 120-room Italian Renaissance-style manse includes tunnels, a powerhouse, Italian gardens and a drawbridge. The sudden death of Boldt's wife in 1904 prompted him to order a halt to construction, four years after work began.
Dark Island is home to Singer Castle, named for Singer Sewing Machine Co., the employer of Frederick Gilbert Bourne who built the estate for his family.

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