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Artist Victor Moore Built This Incredible Junk Castle for Just $500
Posted By Diane Pham On June 24, 2014 @ 2:30 pm In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment
Perched atop a defunct rock quarry in Washington state, the "Junk Castle" is an ornate abode that was built completely out of salvaged materials for just $500. Created by high school teacher, writer and artist Victor Moore for his 1970 MFA thesis assemblage sculpture, the castle is made from pieces found at a local junkyard and around the site itself. Read on for a closer look at this fascinating recycled building!
Although found pieces and sculptures of various sorts are scattered about the property, the junk castle stands as a vigil above the rest. A masterpiece of assemblage, the castle is constructed from items that range from sheet metal, tin, washing machine parts, dryer doors, miscellaneous housings, bedsteads, and even the door from a 1952 Oldsmobile. Since he built it in the 70s, Moore didn’t face many building restraints from authorities and the castle was constructed for just $500.
Moore’s main home on the property, which he shared with his wife Bobbie, was built from the old floor joists of a grain warehouse. Not surprisingly, the castle attracted much attention, and Moore found numerous visitors at his door wanting a peek after it popped up. Today the property is tended to by a new owner, and you can find the castle is featured in several books including “Strange Sites” by Jim Christy , “Fantasy Worlds” by John Maizels, and “Fantastic Architecture”.
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Photos: David Patterson 
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 “Strange Sites” by Jim Christy: http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Sites-Uncommon-Gardens-Northwest/dp/1550171313
 Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/junk-castle-made-500-worth-trash.html
 David Patterson: http://david-patterson.blogspot.com/search/label/Junk%20Castle
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