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Near Novato in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Burdell Frame House

 
 
Burdell Frame House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 17, 2008
1. Burdell Frame House Marker
Inscription. This two-story, clapboard structure, known as the Burdell Frame House, was built in 1874 for Mary Burdellís cousin, Mary Joynsen.

Originally a rectangle building, it has been modified with a projecting, two story addition on the end facing the parking lot, a two-story shed on the opposite end, and a single story garage at the rear. Along with the mansion this buildingís interior was modified into a dormitory facility when Rancho Olompali was acquired by the University of San Francisco for use as a retreat.

A large glass conservatory (green house) was once located downslope from the frame house. A swimming pool and bath house also occupied the site in the 1950ís.

A portion of the building now houses the park Visitor Center and Administration Office.
 
Location. 38° 9.149′ N, 122° 34.297′ W. Marker is near Novato, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Lichenberg Fire Road. Click for map. Marker and site are located on the grounds of the Olomali State Historic Park, a short walk from the parking area. Olomali State Historic Park may only be entered from southbound State Highway 101 and is 3.5 miles north of Novato. Marker is in this post office area: Novato CA 94948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Burdell Frame House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 17, 2008
2. Burdell Frame House Marker
4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galen and Mary Burdell (within shouting distance of this marker); Burdell Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Burrell Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Camilo Ynitiaís Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Rancho Olompali (within shouting distance of this marker); Setting for a Colorful Past (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Novato's First Railroad Station (approx. 3.2 miles away); Old Novato City Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Novato.
 
Regarding Burdell Frame House. Also see: Burdell Mansion marker for more information.
 
Also see . . .  Coastal Post: Olompali Filled with History. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Close-Up of Sketch on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 17, 2008
3. Close-Up of Sketch on Marker
Burdell Frame House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 17, 2008
4. Burdell Frame House
Front of House
Burdell Frame House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 17, 2008
5. Burdell Frame House
Back of House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,450 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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