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Northridge in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carl Dentzel

Northridge Pioneer

 

— Cordillera del Norte —

 
Carl Dentzel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 9, 2019
1. Carl Dentzel Marker
Inscription.  

This plaza is dedicated to the memory of Carl Schaefer Dentzel (1913-1950), Northridge pioneer and Chamber of Commerce president; director of the Southwest Museum for 25 years; and founding member of Los Angeles’ Cultural Heritage Board. It was Dentzel who first proposed the name Northridge — inspired by the Southern Pacific’s route along the footsteps of the valley's northern ridge, or Cordillera del Norte.
 
Location. 34° 14.105′ N, 118° 32.795′ W. Marker is in Northridge, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Nordhoff Street east of North Wystone Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9015 Wilbur Avenue, Northridge CA 91324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lauretta Wasserstein Sculpture Garden (approx. 1.1 miles away); Adams Residence (approx. 2.1 miles away); El Encanto (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory (approx. 2.4 miles away); F-1 Engine (approx. 2.4 miles away);
Carl Dentzel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 9, 2019
2. Carl Dentzel Marker
In Honor of Pioneer Aviators (approx. 3.6 miles away); Canoga Park Fire Station #72 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Trapper's Lodge (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northridge.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at Rancho Cordillera del Norte, a multi-cultural events center with a theater and a private residence, only open during occasional public events. Across the street is the Museum of the San Fernando Valley, open Tue & Thu 1-5, Sat 12-4.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — Southwest Museum
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers
 
The New Mission Theater image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 9, 2019
3. The New Mission Theater
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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