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Location DB > United States > California > Lake Elsinore > The Weissmuller Mansion
The Weissmuller Mansion
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created by Flashyfashionfraud on 6/24/2014 2:28 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 5/21/2018 11:48 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Off of the 15 freeway in Lake Elsinore, the mansion sits on a hill overlooking the entire lake and city. It's a Spanish styled home, one story but with many rooms.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Lake Elsinore, California
United States
Owner: City of Lake Elsinore
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • snakes
  •  Interesting Features
    Inside there are two chimneys and on a nearby hill is a bathhouse. The pool is now filled with dirt, but the diving board is still intact.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1920
    Closed: 1950
     Required Equipment
  • Hiking boots
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    Up winding, country roads and over ever continuous hills sits a mansion that sadly over looks the 15 freeway and all of Lake Elsinore. What once was a proud home sits in ruins, overlooking a city that continues to grow while the home sits still in time, waiting for the unknown to occur.

    The house was believed to once be owned by Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Johnny Weissmuller when, in the 1930s/1940s, Lake Elsinore was a haven for celebrities. Despite his place on the Olympics, Weissmuller came to even greater fame acting in the main the role of Edgar Rice Burrough's version of the Tarzan movies throughout the 30s and 40s. Though, some say that maybe the house wasn't even owned by Weissmuller and that the property has no historical significance.

    Although the history of the home is a mystery, the city has argued on what to do with the property. The mansion had been saved many times from being demolished, and many argue that it can be saved while others believe that the property is far too destroyed to be fixed.

    Squatters, teenagers, and explorers are drawn to the site, many leaving behind their own pieces of history in the now gutted home. What remains inside are two chimneys, what was once a beautiful bathroom, a helicopter pad, and a separate bathhouse with a pool now filled with dirt. The diving board is still up to this day, and even though the future remains of the mansion on the hill stuck in time, it will continue to look over the beautiful, ever growing population of Lake Elsinore as it continues to progress.
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     Future Plans
    This place has been demolished. There are only a couple of palm trees on the hill that remain, unfortunately.
    Home on the Hill
    Tue, Jun 24th, 2014
    posted by Flashyfashionfraud

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    The Home on the Hill
    Thu, Jun 12th, 2014
    posted by Flashyfashionfraud
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 5/21/2018 11:49 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 21 18 at 23:49, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 21 18 at 23:48, Emperor Wang changed the following: City
  • on May 18 18 at 16:13, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 18 18 at 5:13, Oculus.Affectus.Foto changed the following: Status, Future Plans
  • on Jun 25 14 at 8:49, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 24 14 at 2:54, Flashyfashionfraud made this location available
  • on Jun 24 14 at 2:54, Flashyfashionfraud changed the following: Year Built, Year Closed
  • on Jun 24 14 at 2:53, Flashyfashionfraud updated a story
  • on Jun 24 14 at 2:52, Flashyfashionfraud created a new story
  • on Jun 24 14 at 2:52, Flashyfashionfraud updated gallery The Home on the Hill
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