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Gillette Castle : A History
by Erik Ofgang


Overview - During his career as an actor, William Gillette portrayed world-renowned character Sherlock Holmes in more than 1,300 performances. His career as a playwright and actor afforded him the opportunity to purchase a 184-acre estate, where he also built a twenty-four-room medieval-style castle.  Read more...

 
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Overview
During his career as an actor, William Gillette portrayed world-renowned character Sherlock Holmes in more than 1,300 performances. His career as a playwright and actor afforded him the opportunity to purchase a 184-acre estate, where he also built a twenty-four-room medieval-style castle. Overlooking the Connecticut River, Gillette's castle was complete with spy mirrors, sliding furniture, hidden rooms and a three-mile quarter-scale railroad. Since becoming a state park in 1943, it has evolved into one of Connecticut's most popular tourist attractions. Writer and award-winning journalist Erik Ofgang examines the history of an iconic structure and Gillette's life and role in the evolution of Sherlock Holmes.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781467118521
  • ISBN-10: 1467118524
  • Publisher: History Press
  • Publish Date: June 2017
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Landmarks #2

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Books > History > United States - State & Local - New England
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