Red Castle never has been a brothel |

Red Castle never has been a brothel

During an interview broadcast live on FCAT on Feb. 5, the new owner of the Old Brewery building in Nevada City stated that old tunnels on the property led to the Broad Street area and also connected to the Red Castle, which was a “brothel.”

The Red Castle was built in 1860 as a private residence for the prominent family of John and Abigail Williams. From the time of its origin until the early 1960s, the Red Castle has continuously and without exception been occupied as a private residence.

In the early 1960s, the historic structure was totally restored and converted to a noted lodging facility. To suggest that the Red Castle was a “brothel” is an erroneous and demeaning statement.

Conley W. Weaver


The Red Castle Historic Lodgings

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