Reseda Boulevard - Landmarks Along Reseda Boulevard (south To North)

Landmarks Along Reseda Boulevard (south To North)

  • Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park – a 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) preserve of wild land located in the Santa Monica Mountains at the southern terminus of Reseda Boulevard in Tarzana. The park is named for Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude, who for more than 30 years led the effort to preserve the Santa Monica Mountains. Up the hill a short distance is "dirt Mulholland", the unfinished dirt part of Mulholland Drive from west of the 405 freeway to Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills, left unfinished to prevent development and encourage hiking and biking.
  • Mulholland Park Gated Community – located at the southern end of Reseda Blvd., just below Marvin Braude Mulholland Gate, Mulholland Park is one of the more prestigious gated communities and is the home to many celebrities.
  • Braemar Country Club – country club located in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the San Fernando Valley; facilities includr two 18-hole golf courses, 20 tennis courts, swimming, yoga, and dining.
  • El Caballero Country Club – country club located in the hills of Tarzana; facilities include an 18-hole golf course that hosted the City of Hope Office Depot LPGA Championship from 2001–2003, and has been the choice for the U.S.G.A. sectional qualifying rounds for many years.
  • Tarzan Ranch – In 1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs moved to California, where he purchased the 550-acre (2.2 km2) estate of General Harrison Gray Otis (founder of the Los Angeles Times), renaming it "Tarzan Ranch". Reseda Blvd. in Tarzana runs through the former Tarzan Ranch. In 1923, Burroughs sold a large portion of his ranch for home sites. In 1930, the new community was named Tarzana.
  • Reseda Park and Reseda Recreation Center – park and recreation center located at 18411 Victory Blvd., including barbecue pits, baseball diamond, basketball courts, children's play area, community room, picnic tables, seasonal pool, tennis courts and volleyball courts.
  • Northridge Meadows Apartments (9565 Reseda Boulevard) – former site of a three-story, 120 unit apartment complex that collapsed in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake; sixteen fatalities resulted from the collapse of the building.
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center – a 411-bed not-for-profit Catholic hospital founded in 1955 and located at Reseda Blvd. and Roscoe Blvd., it is one of two certified Level II trauma centers in the San Fernando Valley. It is located near the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, but remained open to treat over 1,000 patients in the 48 hours following the earthquake.
  • California State University, Northridge – located to the east of Reseda Blvd. between Nordhoff Street and Halsted Street, Cal State Northridge was founded in 1954 and is a four-year university in the Cal State system with 34,000 students, over 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre (1.44 km2) campus in the San Fernando Valley.
  • Faith Bible Church – Originally known as the Norwegian Lutheran Church, Faith Bible Church, located at 18531 Gresham Street, Northridge, was built in 1917 in the Gothic style. It was declared a historic site in 1976.
  • Northridge Park and Recreation Center – a Los Angeles city park and recreation complex including a licensed child care facility, preschool building, historic Cultural Arts House and a community building.
  • Oakridge and Grounds (Rancho Cordillera del Norte) – located just west of Reseda Blvd. at 18650 Devonshire St, Northridge. Built in 1937 and designed by architect Paul R. Williams in the English Manor style for actress, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Oakie and his wife purchased the home from Stanwyck a short time later. The house has had very few alterations and was designated a historical site in 1990. An entertaining video tour of the Oakridge Estate is available on the Wandrlust web site.
  • Devonshire Downs – a former horse racing track and fairgrounds located on Devonshire between Reseda Blvd. and Zelzah. It is best known for hosting the three-day Newport '69 Pop Festival in July 1969 featuring Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, The Animals, Marvin Gaye, Joe Cocker, Ike and Tina Turner, the Byrds, and The Chambers Brothers. It is currently the north campus of Cal State Northridge.

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