Near Novato in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Burdell Frame House
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 building’s 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 1950’s.
A portion of the building now houses the park Visitor Center and Administration Office.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Horticulture & Forestry • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 38° 9.149′ N, 122° 34.297′ W. Marker is near Novato, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Lichenberg Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Novato CA 94948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cook House (a few steps from this marker); Burdell Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Camilo Ynitia’s Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Rancho Olompali (within shouting distance of this marker); Galen and Mary Burdell (within shouting distance of this marker); Try-Pot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chosen Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Setting for a Colorful Past (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Novato.
Regarding Burdell Frame House. Also see: Burdell Mansion marker for more information.
Also see . . . Olompali State Historic Park. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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