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.
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. Touch 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 Galen and Mary Burdell (within shouting distance of 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); Setting for a Colorful Past (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Novato Bank (approx. 3.1 miles away); Novato Bank Building (approx. 3.1 miles away); Scott General Store (approx. 3.1 miles away). 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 . . . Coastal Post: Olompali Filled with History. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,508 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.