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Château Frontenac, 1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Château Frontenac

1 Rue Des Carrières

Québec

QC G1R 4P5

Canada

 

Château Frontenac is a grand hotel operated as Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980.

Chateau-sur-Mer, 424 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, USA - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

château-sur-Mer, 424 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, USA

 

château-sur-Mer is the first of the grand Bellevue Avenue mansions of the Gilded Age mansions in Newport. . It is now open to the public as a museum.

Oheka Castle, North Shore of Long Island, in Huntington, New York, USA - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Oheka Castle

North Shore of Long Island, in Huntington, New York, USA.

 

Oheka Castle, also known as the Otto Kahn Estate was the country home of financier and philanthropist Otto Kahn.

 

A modern mansion rather than a castle, it was built by Kahn between 1914 and 1919, and is the second largest private home in the United States, comprising 127 rooms and over 109,000 square feet (10,100 m2), as originally configured.

Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida, USA  - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Castillo de San Marcos

St. Augustine, Florida, USA

 

The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Located on the shore of Matanzas Bay, construction began in 1672, 107 years after the city's founding by Spanish Admiral and conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, when Florida was part of the Spanish Empire.

 

After Britain gained control of Florida in 1763, St. Augustine became the capital of British East Florida, and the fort was renamed Fort St. Mark until the Peace of Paris (1783) when Florida was transferred back to Spain. In 1819 Spain signed the Adams–Onís Treaty which ceded Florida to the United States in 1821 and the fort became a United States Army base which was renamed Fort Marion. In 1942 the original name, Castillo de San Marcos, was restored by an Act of Congress. The fort was declared a National Monument in 1924 and after 251 years of continuous military possession, the fort was deactivated in 1933 and the site was turned over to the United States National Park Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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