GLENDORA (CBSLA.com) — Rubel Castle, which is tucked away in a quiet Glendora neighborhood, may soon be getting attention on the national stage.
“The state of California Historic Resources Commission deemed us eligible for national recognition for historic status,” Glendora Historical Society boardmember Steven Flowers told KCAL9’s Stephanie Simmons. The historical society has maintained the property with the help of volunteers since the castle’s creator, Michael Rubel, passed away in 2007.READ MORE: Nurses Get Into Physical Altercation, Temporarily Shutting Down Vaccination Clinic In Beaumont
If the bid is accepted by the National Park Service, Rubel Castle will have the same historic status as other local landmarks like the L.A. Coliseum and the Watts Towers.READ MORE: 'A Little Las Vegas': West Hollywood Residents Say New Digital Billboard On Sunset Strip Lights Up Their Homes Around The Clock
“It’s a unique property. We have a farm, we have a castle, we have historic machines, we have a vintage garage,” said Flowers.
Simmons reported that Rubel spent 25 years building the landmark.MORE NEWS: Permanent Supportive Housing Building In Skid Row Celebrates Grand Opening With Virtual Event
“A lot of the things you see here were either gifts given to him or things people were throwing away. It doesn’t look like junk so much as Mike’s treasure,” said Flowers.