Print Times Staff Writer Nearly half a century ago, a year-old Southern Californian named Michael Rubel decided for reasons all his own to build a stone castle with a clock tower. Rubelia Castle in Glendora was constructed partly out of concrete, but also out of scrap steel, rocks, bedsprings, coat hangers, bottles and whatever other junk Face sitting dates Spokane at square found lying.
Rubel wanted to leave a legacy to the city of his birth. Advertisement The result is memorable.
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Hidden behind 8-foot walls and giant oaks, Adult Personals military wife new to United States tx massive electronically operated gate and tunnel-like entrance evoke medieval times -- knights, white horses, damsels in distress.
The castle tower, with its circular stairway, looks like the sort of place where Rapunzel might have let down her hair. Even before its completion inthe castle was becoming a folksy icon in the suburban neighborhood that grew up around it. Advertisement Before his death this year, Rubel ensured that status for the future by donating the property to the Glendora Historical Society.
The society pays for its upkeep by giving tours and renting out apartments inside the castle Beautiful housewives ready orgasm WV on the grounds. What gave Rubel the idea for his castle is unclear. But he certainly came from a creative background.
Inthe couple moved from the East Coast to Glendora, where the elder Rubel was appointed rector of Grace Episcopal Church and worked under contract to Paramount. He drew visitors from all over Southern California to hear both his sermons and his jokes, according to David C.
Advertisement After Heinz Rubel died inDorothy worked full time selling real estate. But Michael, her youngest, then 6, never lacked for guidance. A neighbor who Woman looking nsa Sunspot rode with Pancho Villa became his father figure.
Another neighbor, Arthur K. Bourne, was heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune and had a 1,acre orange grove.
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The property served as a playground of sorts for Rubel and a band of friends, who built forts there and swam in the reservoir that provided water for the orange trees. He moved into the foot-long packing house and turned four of its large cooler Married but wanting sex Dodson Montana into bedrooms.
In the s, Rubel tried unsuccessfully to grow cucumbers and eggplants. Then he tried raising frogs for restaurants, until locals complained of the croaking. Inafter he failed at farming, Rubel began driving a school bus.
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Advertisement All the while, he was working on his castle. Docent Jesse Tomory, who le tours of the property, likes to tell providence shemale escorts Rubel asked Rand why she had lost all her clothes, while his grandfather was still fully dressed.
Protruding from the castle, wedged Lets meet up right now asap between mortar and rocks, are old motorcycles, tires, sand-filled rubber gloves, a camera, a golf club and a toaster.
Farm hands completed the building after Rubel was disabled by a back injury in the s.
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Meanwhile, he was looking for a woman to be his queen. For eight years, Kaia, a neighbor, refused his marriage proposals.
But Rubel refused to give up. While on a trip around the world with her, he persuaded her to marry.
The couple married in Denmark in Advertisement Today, a s Santa Fe 6am stranger sex Caboose sits in the middle of the property, which also features antique trucks and tractors, and a cemetery with rejected marble tombstones but no graves.