Evolution of Hearthstone Castle

Hearthstone Castle is a commanding building overlooking most of the City of Danbury. Built in the late 19th century, the castle is an example of American architecture in the Gilded Age. After changing hands numerous times, Hearthstone eventually landed under the ownership of Danbury, where local squabbles prevented the building from being maintained. The events regarding Hearthstone show what can happen when a town does not agree on historic preservation, and how an entire community can suffer.


Catherine Pollack