Collings Castle.

Collings Castle

Location: Turner Falls, OK

Photographed: May 2014

Accessibility: Public Access

History:  Built in the 1930s by former Oklahoma University dean Ellsworth Collings, the castle served as a summer home to the Collings family and friends, situated between two ranches with a stunning view of the Arbuckles and the streams from Turner Falls. Why he built their summer home as a castle like so much else about the structure has been lost with time. There is a deep sadness in the current state of the castle which since its purchase by the town of Davis has simply been allowed to slowly rot. It can only be hoped that eventually something will be made of the amazing structure. There has long been talk of integrating the structure into the park’s facilities, a purpose for which it would be both ideal and unique.
More information: Article from The Oklahoman.

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View from above the castle.
View from above the castle.

 

 

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