Château Laroche, likewise known as the Loveland Castle, is a gallery on the banks of the Little Miami River north of Loveland, Ohio, United States. A recklessness of a historical European castle, building began in the 1920s by Police troop leader, World war veteran, and medievalist Harry D. Andrews. He developed the castle on promotional stories of land that were obtained by spending for one-year memberships to The Cincinnati Enquirer. Andrews named his castle after a military hospital in the Estate La Roche in southwest France where he was based during the First World War. Its name implies “Rock Castle” in French.
For over fifty years, Andrews worked on his castle job. He drew stones from the close-by Little Miami River, and also when that supply was tired, molded bricks with concrete and quart milk cartons.
When Andrews died in 1981, he willed the castle to his Police troop the Knights of the Golden Path. The Castle has been extensively updated and also refurbished in the years given that Andrews’ fatality and has been mainly finished by the KOGT. The East tower currently houses a brief video discussion on Andrews’ quest to finish his dream. The walls of the upstairs church attribute several stones revived by Andrews in his globe journeys and also others sent out to him from international places by his buddies as well as followers. Recently completed are an expansion to the outside yards and a greenhouse.
Tales of the castle being haunted– often originating from Estate Laroche’s own volunteer knights– have actually been reported over the years. Kings Island is near by.