In 1933, Charles Bouck White, a social revolutionary, artist, clergyman and pottery-maker, began building the Helderberg Castle. The castle is but one of a collection of limestone buildings and ruins at the site, including his former home, and a workshop, which are both now mostly ruins. Other structures such as a well, top, and a giant arch of a nearby family cemetery had survived mostly intact. The property is for sale and the owners are looking for a buyer who will respect the site’s history. Bouck White tried to visit the property every summer even after he suffered a stroke and was forced to sell it. Following his death in 1971, his ashes were spread on a cliff near the castle.
Photos by Tyler Murphy