Oakridge Estate Tours

The Historic Oakridge Estate

Third Saturday Tours Return!

Experience Northridge’s “House on the Hill”

Please join Friends of Oakridge docents for a 90-minute tour of the English Tudor style home constructed for Barbara Stanwyck in 1937 by “Architect to the Stars” Paul Revere Williams. Re-visit Hollywood’s glamorous “Golden Era” when stars and entertainment industry moguls alike escaped to the San Fernando Valley to “toil” as genteel farmers with acres of land dedicated to citrus and walnut groves, swimming pools and horses!

In addition to the history of the Oakridge residence and its subsequent owners, Jack and Victoria Oakie, tour guests will learn the exciting stories of Marwyck Ranch and Northridge Farms – the finest Thoroughbred breeding operation West of the Mississippi.

The tour encompasses San Fernando Valley and Thoroughbred racing history from the 1930’s through the 1950’s plus vintage photos and the latest research from our Oakridge volunteers. Oakridge personalities you will hear about include: Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor, Marion and Zeppo Marx, Jack and Victoria Oakie, Venita Varden, Harry S. Hart, Paul R. Williams, Robert Finkelhor, Janet Gaynor and Gilbert Adrian, and last but not least, Mary Strnad and J. H. and Annette Ryan.

Tour time: 10:00 a.m.              Tour fee: $15.00

Saturday Tour Dates:

October 21 and November 18

Due to limited parking, reservations will fill quickly. To register, please click the button!

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We look forward to having you join us at The Oakridge Estate!



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Chatsworth, CA 91311

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Where is the Oakridge Estate Located?

18650 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 

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