Pullman Junk CastleBobbie & Victor (1926–2013) Moore
500-658 Armstrong Rd., Pullman, WA, 99163, United States
About the Artist/Site
For reportedly less than $500, Bobbie and Victor Moore built themselves a castle on a hillside overlooking the rolling plains of Pullman, Washington. The “Junk Castle” served two purposes – it was their residence as well as Victor’s MFA thesis project. It was created in the late 1960s from a hodgepodge of recycled materials – scrap metal, appliances, car parts, and more. (A photo by Seymour Rosen shows a slope piled with potential items to be repurposed.)
While the couple worked on the structure together, Victor is primarily credited as the creator, possibly because he also maintained a separate creative practice. (Searches for Bobbie come back with very little information.) Victor made whirligigs and other sculptures and was a longtime art teacher at Pullman High School. More information about Victor can be found in his obituary.
The couple sold their property in the early 2010s, and the castle continues to stand today on private property.
– Annalise Flynn, 2022
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Map & Site Information
500-658 Armstrong Rd.
Pullman, WA, 99163 us
Latitude/Longitude: 46.75325 / -117.2377481
Grand Coulee, WA