Sunday, October 10, 2010
Belcourt Castle, Newport, RI. For Sale & Stories about it being Haunted
Belcourt Castle, located on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island is now for sale. Click the links below to read about it's history, it's recent posting for sale, the reputed hauntings and court battle by the family and to see more pictures of this magnificent mansion, once owned by Alva Vanderbilt Belmont.
Belcourt Castle Photo Gallery
Castles of the United States
My Little Housing Blog
Some links to haunted Belcourt Castle just in time for Halloween
Paranormal Casebook, Ghost Hunters
Haunted Places in America
Newport's Most Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion Tour
The Ghosts of Belcourt Castle
Real Haunted Houses
The Unique Haunting of Belcourt Castle
Some links to the family feud over Belcourt Castle
Tinney V. Tinney
The Battle of Belcourt
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Oliver Hazard Perry and Alva Belmont's Long Island estate Brookholt was located in East Meadow near the present day intersection of Fulton Avenue and Meadowbrook Parkway. In 1908 the 50-year-old OHP died at Brookholt following an appendix operation. Alva, who was extremely superstitious and had a phobia about sleeping in a room in which someone died, had a new master bedroom built at Brookholt. In the last stages of its completion, a workman fell off the scaffold and died in the new bedroom. In 1909 Alva put Brookholt up for sale and in 1917-1918 built Beacon Towers in Sands Point.
(Brookholt was still on the market in 1915.)
I posted about this home on my blog. I like it, somewhat, but I find the interior to be quite "gaudy."
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