Friday, September 14, 2012

Original Hunting Lodge



This lovely home, referred to in the 1976 Sierra Madre Vistas as the "original hunting lodge," was also the home of the Dixon Family.

According to the Annals of Early Sierra Madre (1950), Mr. and Mrs. Willis Dixon, along with their daughter Lucille, came to Sierra Madre in 1887, and the home was built in the same year. Also that year, Mrs. Dixon became head of the public school, and she was said to be "a remarkable teacher."

So, I'm not sure when the hunting lodge part came in.  Will have to figure that one out.  Anyone have an idea?


14 comments:

  1. not a clue but i do love that house! have a great weekend :)

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    1. I do too! Hope you have a great weekend too. :)

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  2. No idea, but I love looking at homes with history.

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    1. So do I - that's why I have such fun living here. :)

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  3. there are a few "hunting lodges", probably from the20's , our trails were very popular get away in the summer months. we were also famous for serving "tea" during prohibition ( i haven't had coffee and cannot speel till then ,sorry)

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I'll have to look into that some more. I can see how the history of the trails would tie in. Bike Guy has a book on trail history. Will have to see if there is something there... Hope you have had some nice coffee! :)

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  4. Sorry don't know about the hunting piece, but it's a lovely home! And obviously well-cared for. Would love to hear what you find out eventually :)

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    1. Will let you know what I find out, Lulu!

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  5. Is this the home next to the lot they're slowly developing? btw: drop by and check out my blog. This particular post has been up awhile so it has a long comment thread. If your quick to tears you might want to avoid that part of it

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    1. I don't think so. It's in a neighborhood, and I don't think the adjacent lots are empty. There's a lot that they've turned into a little neighborhood park. Goldberg Park. I think I have a couple of posts about it...

      I checked your blog when it first posted, and my thoughts were too numerous to post. I've settled them down a bit and commented (although I still "talked too much" which is always an issue for me....) Quick to tears would be me. I had to quit reading the part about the slaughterhouse debate!

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  6. I like "talk too much comments" I'm from the same school

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    1. It's not a quiet school, but it's lively there, and never boring - I like being one of its students! :)

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  7. Interesting...I love the house...do get back to us if you figure out the story!!!

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    1. I will! I've been asking around, and will head to the library.

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