This building’s bizzareness comes from it’s history and location more than its architecture. Harry D. Andrews had a childhood love of medieval castles and after touring Europe in WW1 he made building one his hobby. The castle is made mostly of local rocks and a few concrete beams that were laid on site by him and a few friends.
Today it is maintained by his former boy scout troop.
More info: http://www.lovelandcastle.com/
If this interests you, check out the book “Stranger Than Fiction” by Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club). It is a series of essays. One of the essays is called “Confessions in Stone,” and it’s about castles built by people in the USA. I can’t remember if this one is mentioned or not. Either way, it’s a good read.
Is this the castle from that guy on doomsday preppers? The one he fortified for the apocalypse?
That is a lot more organized than Bishop’s Castle, built by one guy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It’s still very cool though: http://stevegarufi.com/festivalpage36.jpg
But one side of it has to be held up by his pickup truck! Not exactly meeting OSHA building codes haha
Ohio must be a rough place.