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Description: Mac-a-cheek Castle (alternately, Mac-o-Chee Chateau), a Flemish mansion on a bluff outside of West Liberty, was built for the Civil War veteran and newspaperman Abram Sanders Piatt in 1864, and completed in 1871 by his son, William. Returning from the war to their boyhood hometown, Piatt and his brother Donn built homes less than a mile apart. Donn's house, Mac-o-Chee Castle, a Gothic limestone chateau featuring two central towers, was designed by Abram's son William and completed in 1879. According to the Ohio Guide, Mac-a-cheek's library and drawing room, lined in cherry woodwork, contained "antique furniture, Colonial paintings, old sabres and the dueling pistol with which Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton," and served as a meeting places for local literary figures. William McCoy Piatt's family operated the houses as a tourist destination from 1912 until their departure in 1984. The Castles were entered in the National Register in 1982. Reverse reads: "The Piatt Chateau, Mac-o-chee, Mack-a-cheek. Near West Liberty, O. District #10, Logan Co." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B08F15_005_1
Subjects: Logan County (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Places: West Liberty (Ohio); Logan County (Ohio)