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Villa Kathrine Castle

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Villa Kathrine Castle

532 Gardner Expressway

Quincy, Illinois 62301



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Type: Buildings

Illinois Tourism District: Western

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Just south of Warsaw on the Mississippi there stands a Moorish castle. Inside, ornate wooden lattice work twists shadows up the walls of a narrow stairway. Railings, doors, windows, ceilings, all are beautifully carved. It is as if you stepped into a rich merchant's home in northern Africa but there is no furniture. George Metz, rich playboy and world traveler of the late 1800s, built the castle for his sweetheart, who died before its completion. Rumor also has it that Metz buried his pet dog Bingo with a big cache of gold somewhere on the property. Numerous attempts to exhume Bingo have proved fruitless.


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