Danbury's Hearthstone Castle was built in the late 1800's and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The castle has been a debate item in the Hat City for a long time as it has stood in disrepair for 35 years.

In August of 2020, the city closed off access to the castle and began a remediation project removing asbestos and clearing dangerous rubble. The castle has been photographed and been captured on video so many times, but this short video tour is one of the best ways to see it in under a minute.

This comes from a Tik-Tok user by the name of 1800bumboy

Danbury Mayor, Mark Boughton, gave this quote about the Hearthstone Castle to Townsqure Media's radio stations back in September, saying:

I am so excited about this project. It was hard to understand and conceptualize while the place was so full of junk, but we've got it cleaned out, and are in the process of stabilizing the walls, and then what I think we're going to do, is fill the basement in and build an observation tower inside the castle. Once it's complete, you'll be able to go into the castle, head up a set of steel stairs to an observation deck that will be above the castle, there you'll be able to get a nice 360 degree view of the City of Danbury. It's about as good of use that you ever going to have of that facility, and hikers for generations will be able to enjoy it. The project won't be done this fall, figure the fall of 2021.

The future looks bright for the castle and the same people that were crying the blues about it sitting in a pile of rubble will be talking about how cool it looked when it was abandoned ten years from now because people are the worst.

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