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Exterior of Shea's Castle, Mojave Desert, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
March 16, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
This photograph appears with the article, “Shea Desert Castle Sold,” Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar 1935: 19.
The massive granite structure, built by R. P. Shea in the Mojave Desert, was sold to three Beverly Hills women in 1935. The "castle" boasts many unique design elements that remain untouched after the purchase.
Text from negative sleeve: Shae’s [sic] Castle nitrates
Text from newspaper caption: “Dream Home” in Mojave Desert Passes Into New Hands; From the turreted tower of the castle one can look across the desert for scores of miles and see snow-capped Mt. Whitney in the distance. The castle was built of huge boulders.
Handwritten on negative: Shae’s [sic] Castle 3-16-35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Dwellings--California--Mojave Desert
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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