Chester Thorne was one of the founders of Tacoma, Washington. In 1907, as a gift for his bride, he purchased an English castle which was physically located in England, and had it dismantled and shipped brick by brick to the shores of American Lake where it was reassembled into what would become Thornewood Castle. Chester put so much time, effort and devotion into his new mansion that some say he is still there.
|Thornewood Castle under construction in 1910. It would later be feature in the Stephen King film Rose Red. In real life, the ghost of the former owner of the stately mansion is said to walk the grounds to this day.|
If you recognize this castle, it may be because it was the mansion featured in the movie based on the Stephen King thriller “Rose Red”. It was also used in the prequel to the movie “The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer”. Although the real hauntings of the castle are a bit different than that of the movie.