Together, we’ll explore the Rubel Castle, the most unique castle in all of Southern California. When he was 19, Michael Rubel bought 2.5 acres of the Albourne Rancho citrus orchard in Glendora, California. Built over 20 years, Rubel Castle, sometimes called Rubelia, towers over a sleepy suburb. When Michael passed away in 2007, he left his Castle in the care of the Glendora Historical Society to share as a place of exploration and discovery. In 2013, Rubel Castle was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This ropes-down tour will let you in on the personality and driving influences of the builder, Michael Rubel, with anecdotes from the eccentric ancestors that informed his proclivities and passions. We will also see the amazing collection of antiques and rare items collected over the years for the amazing star-studded events and soirees that happened here.
Hi. I’m Scott, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I was 12 years old when I first served as one of my uncle Michael Rubel’s many stone-stacking apprentices. Construction lasted twenty years and throughout that time, we gathered bottles, scrap steel, and local river rock, to erect his Castle. I’ve had a passion for building towers since childhood and I am the last remaining family member to have anything significant to do with the towers you see today.
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아틀라스 옵스큐라 선정
아틀라스 옵스큐라 커뮤니티의 회원이 직접 제공하며 아틀라스 옵스큐라의 선정을 받은 체험입니다.
2009년에 설립된 아틀라스 옵스큐라는 전 세계 모험가들이 세상에서 가장 경이로운 장소와 음식에 대한 방대한 데이터베이스를 함께 만드는 커뮤니티입니다. 커뮤니티 회원들은 자신이 기획한 체험 활동을 호스팅하며 세계 곳곳의 숨겨진 놀라운 장소와 맛있는 음식을 접할 수 있는 특별한 기회를 제공합니다.
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Past the Graveyard and the Caboose, we’ll stop at the vehicles Michael started acquiring when he was 11 years old. These trucks built the Castle! We’ll also explore the last remaining Glendora packing house, known as the Tin Palace with its eccentric antique collection. We’ll round out our tour with a look at the Castle and the Clock Tower. The Castle stands as a time capsule of the early history of Southern California.
Tour Rustic Rubel Castle With A Builder