Historic Ames Castle in Tewksbury in Ruins

Cross-post from the Lowell Historical Society blog site:

After years of wrangling among the town fathers, the Historic Commission and the former owner, the remains of the famous Ames Castle atop a hill in Tewksbury – known now as Catamount Road – are strewn about, as crews tear down the historic estate to make way for 3 new homes. Once the home of Adelbert Ames  – an American sailor, soldier, and politician – who served with distinction as a Union Army general during the American Civil War – being deemed historically significant  wasn’t enough to save the Castle given it’s recent condition.

Learn more about Adelbert Ames here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelbert_Ames

Photo by Katie Lannan of the Lowell Sun from Twitter: