Anoka, Minnesota: Rum River Stone House

Built by local character Thaddeus Giddings so long ago that no one now knows when. Small, more a gazebo than a house. Restored by the city in 2012.
Address:
1906 S. Ferry St., Anoka, MN
Directions:
A ramp leads to the river and the Castle on the north side of Walker Methodist River, which is on the east side of S. Ferry St. just south of its intersection with Main St.
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Tiny castle.

Rum River Stone House

On a small island on the Rum River, near downtown Anoka, is a small stone hut or "Stone Castle" that is almost 100 years old. It is the only structure remaining from a whimsical rock garden with weeping willows and a cobblestone bridge from the Depression era.

[Seth H, 03/22/2018]

Restored in 2012, the original Castle was the work of local character Thaddeus Giddings, who built it so long ago that no one knows exactly when.

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