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Historic Oakridge Estate Opens for Tours June 23

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The historic Oakridge Estate at 18650 Devonshire Blvd. in Northridge has a tour planned for the morning of Sunday, June 23, at 10 am.  Docents will lead the 75 minute tour of the home that was built for Barbara Stanwyck.

In 1937,  architect Paul R. Williams  and Barbara Stanwyck, then one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses, collaborated to build a 6000-square-foot Irish farmhouse on a hilltop in Northridge.  The views were of the entire  San Fernando Valley and Marwyck Ranch, her 130-acre thoroughbred farm, co-owned with Zeppo and Marion Marx.  

Actor Jack Oakie purchased the house in 1941.  It remained the Oakie family home for over six decades. Jack Oakie renamed the property Oakridge. The City of Los Angeles acquired the property in 2009.  Today, the property is managed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

Tours of the house and grounds include historic photos and tales about the former residents. Focus is on the Golden Age of Hollywood and Depression-era thoroughbred horse racing.  Comfortable walking shoes are required.  Cost is $15/person.

For more information visit theoakridgeestateorg.

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