Jutting from the windswept trees of A1A in St. Augustine is Castle Otttis … yes, Otttis with three T’s … representing the three crosses on Calvary Hill where Jesus was crucified.
This is one of the authentic castles in Florida, built by Rusty Ickes and Ottis Sadler. Its construction was begun without a permit. Once the castle topped the tree line, a permit was granted for a “garage structure”, so this castle is really designated as a garage. The interior has been finished with custom woodwork in the style of a 10th century Irish church. It is interesting to note that this structure is located on the same latitudes as the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
This attraction, one of the few beautifully constructed castles in America, is available (upon request) for private tours, weddings, prayer, meditation, or quiet reflection on Sunday Mornings. All are welcome regardless of belief, culture, ethnicity or orientation. Please, be dignified and respectful.