Scotty’s Castle

Death Valley, CA
HSR | Park Structures

Death Valley Ranch was the intended name for the buildings and features that came to be known as Scotty’s Castle. The Ranch was constructed between the years of 1922-1931 as a desert vacation home for Albert Johnson, an affluent Chicago businessman who employed Walter Scott (Death Valley Scotty). Architecturally unique for its time, the Spanish-style stucco and tile structure took 9 years to build at a cost of $1.5 to $2 million. Carey & Co. prepared Historic Structure Reports (HSR) for ten buildings at the ranch. Carey & Co. also completed a stabilization and re-roofing project for the Stables.

  • photo: Nanacy Goldenberg

    photo: Nanacy Goldenberg