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Monday, March 22, 2010

HISTORIC OAKRIDGE HOUSE IN NORTHRIDGE

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures - Northridge100
Oakridge Manor - Photo for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010 (click on image to enlarge)
The famous actress Barbara Stanwyck had the beautiful Oakridge Manor House built high atop Devonshire Street in 1939. The estate was sold to the beloved comic actor Jack Oakie, who lived there until his death.
Designated as Los Angeles Cultural Monument # 484 and as a California State Historic Landmark, the home built for the great actress Barbara Stanwick, and residence of her husband Robert Taylor, the classic English Period Revival Manor House (1939) has a real chance of being returned to its former glory.
Occupied until it was willed to the University of Southern California by the widow of the actor Jack Oakie, the estate is a major San Fernando Valley treasure.
Tour of Historic Northridge - Oakridge Manor - Photo for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010 (click on image to enlarge)
Thanks to the Northridge100 Committee and Councilman Grieg Smith and his staff, the in-tourists exploring historic Northridge were able to visit the grounds of the historic Oakridge Estate. To the joy of The Museum Community, the grand old Oakridge House has been purchased for today's and future generations by the City of Los Angeles.

The Oakridge House is closed to the public, but has a good chance of being opened for visitors later in the year.
18650 Devonshire Street
Northridge, CA 91324

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