Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn

Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn (HM2CNC)

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N 34° 9.3056', W 118° 18.094'

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Rededicated July 19, 1999.
In memory of Walt Disney and his love for railroading he shared with the world.

At the site of the Los Angeles Live Steamers, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California.

Presented by the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society.
 
By Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney Family Education Foundation.

Mayor Richard J. Riordan.
Stephen L. Soboroff, President, Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners.
John Ferraro, President, City Council of Los Angeles.
Details
HM NumberHM2CNC
Additional InformationIn 1950, Walt Disney built a 1/8th scale live-steam railroad at his residence on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills, CA. He operated the "Carolwood Pacific Railroad" for family and friends until 1953 when he shifted his energies into creating a magical place where families could have fun together: Disneyland. The CPRR center of operations was a quaint red barn that Walt built as a replica of one from the Disney farm in Marceline, MO. The Carolwood barn served as his workshop, and he spent many hours here building miniatures and model trains. In 1999, Walt Disney's family moved the barn he called his "happy place" from his home to the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad, of which Walt was a founding member. Today, Walt's Barn is filled with trains of all scales, many of which were donated by his animators and friends that shared his hobby. Many of Walt's personal items and tools are on display, and he even hand-made all of the work benches. Walt's Barn is generally open every 3rd Sunday of the month from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Website: http://Carolwood.org
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Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceTrain, Park
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1999
Placed ByCarolwood Pacific Historical Society
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 10:49pm PST -08:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CRAIG BAKER   [2] CB  [4] CB  
Locationbig map
Directions InformationOn Zoo Drive 0.7 miles east of Forest Lawn Drive.
Location DescriptionAccess is from the parking lot east of Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad, 5202 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles CA 90027. The barn is only open on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 11:00 to 3:00.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 380018 N 3780117
Decimal Degrees34.15509390, -118.30156610
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 9.3056', W 118° 18.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 9' 18.3380" N, 118° 18' 5.6380" W
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Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
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Fun visit. Only open one day a month.

Dec 7, 2018 at 11:42pm PST by craig baker

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