Madame Sherri’s Castle

New England's Scariest Stories and Urban Legends

Right on the Vermont/New Hampshire border is an odd little spot. In the middle of the woods, on a beautiful walking trail, the Indian Pondruins of a castle still remain. This is in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire and the building was Madame Sherri’s Castle. Madame Sherri was a Music Hall Singer in Paris in the early 1900’s she came to America with her husband (Also a performer in France) They arrived in New York City in 1911 and became famous costume designers (They worked on Broadway and with the Ziegfeld Follies). Andre and Antoinette were incredibly successful and popular in New York and they would go with their friends to party in New Hampshire…

First viewUnfortunately, in 1927 Andre went blind then shortly after died. Some speculate that the toxic bath-tub-gin of the prohibition era killed him (read the excellent “The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York” for…

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