Gary Bradley's old castle is vacant
So apparently Gary Bradley's old castle is vacant. It sits above lamar over by book people. Gary Bradley has a pretty bad reputation in Austin for basically losing a bunch of taxpayer money. But his castle is pretty cool. I don't know why people are obsessed with castles. There are lots of large houses and lots of houses made of stone. But there is something about castles.
It was built around 1870 and was originally used by the Texas Military Institute until 1880. Then it was used by Bickler's Academy until about 1887. After that it was mostly used as private residence for various individuals.
Anyway its sitting up there vacant. I heard it had graphitti in it. Its said to have some of the best views in Austin. I assume it is owned by the city. It would be nice if they retained ownership of it instead of auctioning it and
left it open to the public.
I dont know what has happened to Gary Bradly. Until recently I assumed he still lived there. I was somewhat surprised to find that the castle was vacant.