Modern-day Picket Post Mansion outside of Superior can be seen in this photo submitted by Gilbert resident Jessica Green. The Picket Post Mansion, built by globe-trotting mining financier William Boyce Thompson in the 1920s, will open for tours on Saturday, April 30, as well as May 1, 7 and 8.
Picket Post Mansion
Modern-day Picket Post Mansion outside of Superior in a photo submitted by Jim Burns.
Picket Post Mansion under construction
This photo shows the Picket Post Mansion during construction in the 1920s. The mysterious house got the nickname ‘Castle on the Rock’ for its location in the mountains outside of Superior.
Picket Post Mansion shortly after completion in 1920s
The Picket Post Mansion cast an impressive profile along the hills near Superior when it was completed in the 1920s. The house will be open for tours on Saturday.
Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, N.Y.
William Boyce Thompson
William Boyce Thompson was a wealthy stock trader and mine owner in the early part of the 1900s.