Hearst Castle Photos

William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper tycoon who became one of the wealthiest men in the world, had a castle built (1919-39) in the hills overlooking the Pacific near the middle California village of San Simeon. The prime architect was Julia Morgan (1872-1957), the only woman included in the top 100 list of American architects. To a great extent the buildings were constructed around the antiquities such as entire church interiors purchased & imported wholesale by Hearst from Europe. Today the estate is run as a museum by the State of California.

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Hearst Castle home of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. CA.Tower detail of Casa Grande of Hearst Castle. CA.Facade carvings of Hearst Castle. CA.Octagonal tower of Hearst Castle. CA.
Hearst Castle (1919-39) home of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. CA. Architect: Julia Morgan. On National Register.Tower detail of Casa Grande of Hearst Castle. CA.Facade carvings of Hearst Castle. CA.Octagonal tower of Hearst Castle. CA.
Dining hall of Hearst Castle. CA.Antique flags grace dining hall of Hearst Castle. CA.Guest house at Hearst Castle. CA.Fog draped hills & terraces seen from Hearst Castle. CA.
Dining hall of Hearst Castle. CA.Antique flags grace dining hall of Hearst Castle. CA.Guest house at Hearst Castle. CA.Fog draped hills & terraces seen from Hearst Castle. CA.
Neptune's Pool at Hearst Castle. CA.Greek-temple-style structure above Neptune's Pool at Hearst Castle. CA.

Neptune's Pool at Hearst Castle. CA. Architect: Julia Morgan.Greek-temple-style structure above Neptune's Pool at Hearst Castle. CA.


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