ODN Item of the Week: Glamorgan Castle

You might not be building castles in the sand this week, but you can visit a castle the next time you are in Alliance, Ohio. Glamorgan Castle, built by Colonel William Henry Morgan, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has become a cornerstone of the Alliance community.

Glamorgan Castle – Alliance, Ohio
Courtesy Rodman Public Library

Built from 1904-09, Glamorgan Castle was named after Morgan’s father, Thomas Rees Morgan. Thomas Morgan formed Morgan Engineering Company in 1894, and Col. Morgan inherited its leadership once his father passed away. You might remember reading about Morgan Engineering in one of our earlier blog posts this year!

The castle was designed by architect Willard Hirsh, and mixed many different styles in its interiors and its 50 acres contained not only the living quarters, but also a farm – complete with a barn and a carriage house!

Glamorgan Castle grounds
Courtesy Rodman Public Library

Over the years, Glamorgan Castle has served as a home for an Elks Lodge, a local business headquarters, and now, the Alliance City School District uses the building for administrative offices. Events continue to be held on the ground year-round, and you can even take a guided tour of the house when you are in the area.

You can see photos and more related to Glamorgan Castle on DPLA right now, thanks to the folks at Rodman Public Library and Alliance Memory.