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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,gallery,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment


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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 [5], “Fantasy Worlds” by John Maizels, and “Fantastic Architecture”.

Via Treehugger [6]

Photos: David Patterson [7]


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[3] salvaged materials: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-cathedral-built-by-one-man-with-salvaged-materials/

[4] writer: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1421496

[5] “Strange Sites” by Jim Christy: http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Sites-Uncommon-Gardens-Northwest/dp/1550171313

[6] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/junk-castle-made-500-worth-trash.html

[7] David Patterson: http://david-patterson.blogspot.com/search/label/Junk%20Castle

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