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.
|Click thumbnail to enlarge. F11 to view website full screen.|
|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.|
|Neptune's Pool at Hearst Castle. CA. Architect: Julia Morgan.||Greek-temple-style structure above Neptune's Pool at Hearst Castle. CA.|