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A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
1. A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate Marker
Inscription. When Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin died in 1909, he left his real estate holdings in the Tahoe Basin to his daughter, Anita Baldwin. A few years later, Anita gave her daughter Dextra McGonagle this six-acre lot on the shore of Lake Tahoe.

Dextra had a beautiful house built here in the popular rustic style in 1924. The architect was told to "spare no expense." She used the estate as a summer home, an extension of her social life in the city. Dextra spent more and more time in Lake Tahoe in her later years, until her death in 1967. Two years later, the title was relinquished to the federal government.
 
Erected by USDA Forest Service.
 
Location. 38° 56.345′ N, 120° 2.797′ W. Marker is in South Lake Tahoe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Heritage Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pope Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); Anita Gibson & Dextra Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin House & Tallac Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lucky's Legacy
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
2. A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate Marker
(about 300 feet away); Welcome to the Historic Tallac Resort (about 400 feet away); Supporting a Life of Ease (about 400 feet away); Discover the Tallac Historic Site (about 500 feet away); A Room with a View (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located within Tallac Historic Site.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 11, 2016
3. A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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