Friday, August 10, 2007
WILL USC HELP TO PRESERVE THE OAKIE HOUSE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS?
Post Card of the University of Southern California c. 1935.
Collection of Phyllis Hansen
The astronomical rise in San Fernando Valley property values is putting a relentless squeeze on historic buildings and cultural sites throughout the whole Valley. Most recently the Jack Oakie ranch in Northridge, one of the final historic ranches in our area has been in the news.
The University of Southern California, long the recipient of the generosity of San Fernando Valley residents, plans to sell the Oakie Ranch. What a splendid idea it would be for the great University to return a fraction of the years of Valley support by donating the ranch house to the community.
USC BA, MS, Ph.D.
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley