Ed created his castle for Agnes who he called "Sweet Sixteen". She never visited, but she did know about the castle according to reports. Mama thinks that Ed was obsessed with Agnes since he even built beds for the children he planned to have with her. Poor man. He even built a repentance corner for his kids and wife, which he never had. He said if they misbehaved, he would make them put their heads through the opening, wedge them in place with a clock of wood and they would sit on a bench while he talked to them for about an hour. He figured this would keep them in line for several months. Yes, he had it all planned out except he never had the wife and children. He died in 1951 at the age of 64.
When looking at the photos, remember that Ed worked totally alone and did not have machinery. He did all the work with hand tools. When he was asked how he did the work, he said he understood the laws of weight and leverage. He was a very private person and no one ever saw him work.
Ed charged people $.25 to see his work. The price is now $15 a person.
|The cooker. The food is placed in the pot and it is lowered to the fire. It is like a pressure cooker.|
|He created tables and chairs.|
|Tools that he used.|
|Ed's bed. It hangs from the ceiling.|
|Ed's living quarters. 16 steps lead to the top.|
|Can you see the chairs towards the center. There are chairs all over. They are actually pretty comfortable.|
|Planets in the back. See the moon?|
|Feast of Love Table - it is shaped like a heart.|
|Nice view of a tree.|
|Florida table because it is shaped like Florida.|
|The quarry. Each section of the walls around the castle are said to weigh 13,000 pounds.|
|Another picture of the wall.|
|Close up of one of the walls.|
The Greyhound Who Is Glad His Dad Is Not Ed Because He Wouldn't Want a Repentance Center