Not Many People Know There’s A Stunning Mediterranean Castle Hidden In A Small Illinois Town

W. George Metz, an Illinois native and travel enthusiast, set his sights on building an amazing home in the small town of Quincy in 1900. He was inspired by the architecture he saw on his many trips, and wanted to bring a piece of Europe home to the Midwest. The result was the stunning Villa Kathrine, still a beautiful sight to see today!

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