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Location DB > United States > California > Glen Ellen > Wolf House Ruins
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Wolf House Ruins
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created by bonnie&clyde on 7/22/2009 7:49 PM
last modified by bonnie&clyde on 4/9/2010 8:47 PM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building & Out doors
Status: Now a state park
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
2400 London Ranch Rd.
Glen Ellen, California
United States
Owner: The Man
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  •  Hazards
  • Park rangers
  •  Interesting Features
    The beautiful moss covered rock remains of a once elegant mansion. Also on the grounds is Jack Londons grave & the remains of a winery, farm with all stone buildings. There is also a museum located in the house his wife built after his death & Londons house he lived and died in during construction. Lots of trails for hiking & a small lake. I also found the wee lil town it was located in very charming.
     Security Measures
  • $6.00 to park
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1911
    Closed: 1913
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     History
    "My house will be standing,act of God permitting,for a thousand years." -Jack London

    Construction of Jack London's home started in 1911. The 15,000 sq.ft. home had 26 rooms & 9 fireplaces. Built of unpeeled redwood logs,lava rocks, and Spanish tile @ a cost between $40-70K.

    A month before the Londons were to move in, on Aug 22, 1913, fire destroyed the home. "It was a very quick fire," London said later. " We can't tell whether it was incendiary or not. The walls are standing, and I shall rebuild." Jack London died in 1916, his reconstruction plans never realized.


    This place was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1963 & is now a state park.


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    Will stay as is. A state park.
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    Sun, Jul 5th, 2009
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 4/14/2010 12:40 AM.

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  • on Apr 14 10 at 0:40, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 9 10 at 20:47, bonnie&clyde changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, Year Built, Year Closed, Hazards, Recommended Equipment
  • on Jul 24 09 at 8:44, Steed validated this location
  • on Jul 23 09 at 5:35, bonnie&clyde made this location available
  • on Jul 23 09 at 5:28, bonnie&clyde updated gallery Pix
  • on Jul 23 09 at 5:25, bonnie&clyde updated gallery camera phone pix from our 1st trip
  • on Jul 23 09 at 5:24, bonnie&clyde changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Jul 23 09 at 5:19, bonnie&clyde changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Jul 23 09 at 5:16, bonnie&clyde swapped pictures 6 and 15
  • on Jul 23 09 at 5:15, bonnie&clyde updated gallery picture HPIM0733.JPG
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