Saturday, April 19, 2014

Murphy Ranch

Visited Murphy Ranch in the hills directly above Los Angeles today.
The ranch was originally built to be the home and new US capitol of nazi power for Adolph Hitler, if WW2 was won by nazi Germany.
US nazi sympathizers living in Hollywood built the ranch which had 22 bedrooms, a vegetable garden, diesel power plant, a giant water tank, and bomb shelter.
The ranch was raided by US federal authorities shortly after Pearl Harbor was bombed, the 50 residents were arrested.
Murphy Ranch was briefly turned in to a artist colony and once home to novelist Henry Miller.
Most of the abandoned ranch is rusting away and falling apart. The buildings are covered with graffiti and the grounds are littered with trash. The State Parks system has plans to bulldoze the remaining structures and make the area in to a picnic space.
April 20, 2014 also marks the 125 birthdate of Adolph Hitler.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Gates to the ranch.

Old Oak trees and the power station.

Rusting away.

Student film makers inside the power plant.

501 steps down to the ranch.