The Castle

At the northwest end of Rimrock Drive is a castle like home. Its history is thus: B.M. Francis opened a real estate office in Spokane in 1907, already having realestate interests in Butte and Missoula, Montana. He platted subdivisions in all three cities. Although he had acquired a fortune in other transactions, his plans for Castle Hill on Rimrock Drive did not materialize. When he built his own home at the far northwest end of Rimrock Drive, it was considered quite a showplace. Eventually, it became too expensive to maintain, and he gave it up. For twenty years it stood empty, then served briefly as a dinner and night club. In recent years it is again a private home where Llamas are raised in the environ of some peacocks also. A very nice place to drive by after going the length of Pallisades Park.