Resembling a castle with a stone wall exterior and four turrets, Quinlan Castle is certainly one of the more unique buildings in Birmingham. Designed in the Romantic Revival style, it was built in 1927 as an apartment building. It is believed that its builders, two doctors, were inspired by the castles they saw in Europe. Quinlan Castle is also an early example of a multilevel apartment in Birmingham. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Backstory and Context
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