Scotty's Castle is a mansion built by a wealthy Chicago businessman. Walter Scott for whom the mansion is named, influenced Albert Johnson to build this villa as a vacation getaway for himself and his wife Bessie. Scott was a bit of a flim-flam man. He was known for selling shares in a gold mine that no one ever saw. Aparently the two got along well as they remained fast friends through the construction of this villa during the 1920's and 30's and Scott was quite at home in this estate. It has many guest rooms which were frequented by famous people including many actors and actresses of the 30's and 40's.