Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 4, Number 1, January, 1994 Page: 24
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Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal
STOOD IN COLUMBUS,THE COUNTY SEAT OF COLORADO co.,
DURING THE MID 1800's. ROBERT ROBSON (180L-78)-A SCOTSMAN
WHO MADE A FORTUNE IN TEXAS-BUILT THE CONCRETE STRUCTURE.
IT HAD A MOAT, DRAWBRIDGE, ROOF GARDEN AND INDOOR PLUMBING.
WATER WAS PUMPED FROM THE COLORADO RIVER TO R TANK ON THE
ROOF, THEN FLOWED THRU WOODEN PIPES TO VARIOUS ROOMS.
GUESTS CAME FROM
BASTROP AND MATAGORA " '
TO ATTEND ROBSON'S LAVISH
CHAMPAGNE SUPPERS, CARD
PARTIES AND BALLS.
AFTER A FLOOD RUINED IT
IN 1869 THE CASTLE WAS
RAZED TO MAKE ROOM FOR
A MEAT-PACKING PLANT.
Robson's Castle, as depicted by Patrick M. Reynolds in his newspaper feature,
Texas Lore. Reynolds' fanciful treatment is the only known attempt to produce
an image of the castle. Certainly, no photographs of it exist.
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