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

The Bird Path

City of Calabasas Historic Landmark

 
 
The Bird Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 26, 2020
1. The Bird Path Marker
Inscription.  
The Bird Path is part of the original Park Moderne housing subdivision created in 1927. With long narrow streets named for various birds, the tract was envisioned as an artist colony featuring footpaths, pools, fountains, and a pump house. The Bird Path appears on tract maps dating back to 1929, and is the only remaining footpath from the original development. The path is believed to have been designed by Jock Peters, one of the avant-garde architects responsible for the original community design.

Consisting of a dirt walking path approximately 6’6" wide and 125' long, the path stretches from the intersection of Bluebird Drive and Meadowlark Drive upward to Blackbird Way. At two locations railroad ties serve as steps to adjust for the change in grade. In 1993, the Calabasas Historical Society installed wooden signs at each entrance to the Bird Path.
 
Erected 2020 by City of Calabasas. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 8.5′ N, 118° 
The Bird Path and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 26, 2020
2. The Bird Path and Marker
The other end of the short path is visible in the distance.
37.76′ W. Marker is near Calabasas, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Black Bird Way 0.1 miles south of Blue Bird Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4041 Black Bird Way, Calabasas CA 91302, 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. Park Moderne Fountain (here, next to this marker); Masson House (approx. half a mile away); The Rouse Residence (approx. one mile away); Plummer House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Leonis Adobe (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shadow Ranch (approx. 3.7 miles away); Historic Coast Redwood Grove (approx. 3.9 miles away); Canoga Mission Gallery (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calabasas.
 
Also see . . .  City of Calabasas Historic Landmarks. (Submitted on September 28, 2020.)
 
The Bird Path image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 26, 2020
3. The Bird Path
An identical marker is at the other end of the path.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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