April Tour Reservations Now Available at Oakridge
The Friends of the Historic Oakridge Estate invite you to join us
in April for a tour of the 1937 Northridge ranch home built for
Barbara Stanwyck. Reservations can now be made by using the
Register Now button.
Please allow 90 minutes to enjoy our vintage photos and
docent led house tour featuring 80 years of history and a cast of
characters that includes Barbara Stanwyck, Zeppo Marx, architect
Paul R. Williams, Jack and Victoria Oakie, Janet Gaynor, Adrian
Adolph Greenberg, Marwyck Ranch and Northridge Farms.
Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
Tour time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 noon Tour fee: $15.00 per person
Parking is limited so we encourage you to carpool with family and friends.Please subscribe to our email newsletter, All About Oakridge
Help Bring the Oaks Back to Oakridge
When the legendary actress Barbara Stanwyck planted the majestic
Oak tree in the circular planter of her Marwyck Ranch hilltop
driveway in 1937, she could never have imagined the barren space
that exists there today. Drought and disease have destroyed not
only that magnificent Oak but several others original to the
property located at the rear of the house which overlooked the
Thoroughbred horse breeding barns, pastures and paddocks. The
trees, which created a welcoming canopy, both cooled and shaded
the residence that is now named the Oakridge Estate, LA city
Historic-Cultural Monument #484.
Bring the Oaks Back to Oakridge!
Why Donate to Oakridge?
With construction of the Oakridge Estate
Park underway, Friends is excited to launch our First Fundraising
Campaign. The goal is to replace the three significant oak trees
original to the front and rear of the residence with three
substantial California live oaks. Plans also call for an
irrigation system and replanting shrubbery and groundcover
surrounding the home. Replacing the peaceful shade trees and
“adding green” to the Oakridge grounds will create a more
aesthetically appealing and welcoming venue for major fundraising
events to be hosted by Friends of Oakridge.
Please Donate Now
Your contribution is tax deductible - Federal Tax ID #45-1626582.
Checks made payable to Friends of Oakridge/Oaks may be mailed to
P.O. Box 3970, Chatsworth, CA 91311.
A New Park in Northridge
Oakridge Estate Park construction started in November 2017. The contractor for the park project is digging and moving dirt! Please follow along with us as we document the progress of the new, passive recreation park via images and information. The entrance and parking area is graded with walking trails to soon be added. Landscaping will follow. Please watch with us as the new park appears!
The most recent Oakridge Estate Park construction images were
taken by drone
Photos © Shel Mosk 11.16.17 and 1.24.18
Revised Oakridge Estate Park
In November of 2017, construction work
began on approximately 8 acres of land west of the historic
Oakridge residence on Devonshire Street. On March 8, 2018 the Los
Angeles City Bureau of Engineering revised construction plans for
the Prop K funded passive park (links below). The Friends of
Oakridge will continue to update the community concerning this
Department of Recreation and Parks project as we receive
original community approved Conceptual Site Plan from 2011.
The park should be completed in 2018.
Friends of Oakridge announce our online newsletter which was recently published and emailed to over 2,100 people. This quarterly publication will contain the latest and most fascinating articles about the historic piece of property, Marwyck Ranch, originally built by Barbara Stanwyck, Marion and Zeppo Marx in 1937. For future issues please subscribe by adding your email address to our newsletter list.
Now You Can Donate Online!
If you prefer to donate by mail,
Contact the Friends of Oakridge at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Oakridge Informational Video
Where is the Oakridge Estate Located?
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