The tragic love story behind this castle might break your heart

Source: Roadtrippers

There's no doubt that Boldt Castle is one of the most gorgeous places in Alexandria Bay, New York, but the story behind this lovely and majestic building is a tragic tale of true love lost. Built by George C. Boldt, wealthy proprietor of NYC's Waldorf Astoria, for his beloved wife Louise, the castle is on the appropriately named Heart Island in the Thousand Islands region of Alexandria Bay. 

Boldt Castle
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Construction on the grandiose Rhineland castle started in 1900. Plans for the building included 120 rooms on six stories, plus tunnels, a power house, Italian gardens–even a drawbridge, a dove cote ...

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