Tewksbury’s Ames Castle in Ruins

After years of wrangling among the town fathers, the Historic Commission and the former owner, the remains of the famous Ames Castle atop a hill in Tewksbury – known now as Catamount Road – are strewn about, as crews tear down the historic estate to make way for 3 new homes. Once the home of Adelbert Ames  – an American sailor, soldier, and politician – who served with distinction as a Union Army general during the American Civil War – being deemed historically significant  wasn’t enough to save the Castle given it’s recent condition.

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