Oakridge Estate

Oakridge Front Entrance

The Historic Oakridge Estate

Third Saturday Tour

Hurry! Spaces are still available for the final 2017 tour!

Saturday                December 16                10 a.m.             

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.

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

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!

Oakridge Estate Aerial Oakridge Estate Aerial
Devonshire St. looking south to LeMarsh St LeMarsh St. looking north to Devonshire

Photos Shel Mosk   11.16.17

Third Saturday Tours to Continue in 2018

The Friends of Oakridge are pleased to announce that the monthly Third Saturday Tours will continue in 2018. Please provide us with your email address so we can notify you of tours, events and campaigns planned for next year.

Happy Holidays from Friends of Oakridge! We appreciate your interest and thank you for your support in 2017! We are looking forward to an exciting 2018!

All About Northridge Newsletter

Friends of Oakridge announce our online newsletter which was recently published and emailed to over 2,000 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.



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please mail your donation to:
Friends of Oakridge
P.O. Box #3973
Chatsworth, CA 91311

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Friends of Oakridge Informational Video

Where is the Oakridge Estate Located?

18650 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 

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Event Photos | Current Photos | Vintage Photos | Nature Photos | Restoration


Marwyck Ranch | Barbara Stanwyck | Zeppo Marx | Harry S. Hart | Robert Finkelhor | Paul Williams | Jack Oakie
J. H. Ryan Story / Northridge Farms | Historic Documents






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