Later, I received E-Mail that said:
Givins Castle is situated on the corner of 103rd and Longwood in the south-side neighborhood known as Beverly. In addition to being one of Chicago's most unique structures, Givins Castle has the added distinction of being situated on the highest elevation in the city of Chicago. If you're in the area, a visit is in order, both for the castle and to view spectacular homes in this historically Irish and sigularly charming neighborhood.
On 1-18-10, I received e-mail that said:
I'm a member of the Men of the Castle, a group whose mission is to preserve The Castle, and am doing research on The Castle in the Beverly area of Chicago, which you have identified as "Givens Castle." Robert C. Givins was the owner who had the castle built for his family.
We have a webpage here:
On 5-25-10, I received e-mail that said:
I've updated the history section of Beverly Unitarian Church, the last and current castle-keepers of the Givins Castle in Chicago. I should mention it is also known as The Irish Castle. I'm still working on the documentary on Our Castle on the Hill: The History of Chicago's Irish Castle and Its Keepers. The Siemens family lived in the Castle until it was sold in 1942 to Beverly Unitarian Fellowship which later changed its name to Beverly Unitarian Church.
Use this link to go to the short history section:
Of course, the detailed history of the Castle keepers will not be available until I finish the documentary.
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