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Masters of Their Craft: Rubel Castle, Maloof Home & Included BBQ Lunch in Glendora Village

Dates: October 11, 2019

Meets: F from 8:15 AM to 6:00 PM

Location: Offsite Tour Location N/A

Registration Fee: $99.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

On this unique tour we'll visit two unique landmarks that were both built by the hands of two visionary men. 

In 1959, Michael Rubel started building a getaway house out of cement and champagne bottles to escape his mother's extravagant parties. Eventually several friends and community members got involved, donating virtually every piece of junk you could imagine. Completed in 1986, the Castle was the first major recycling project in the U.S. As we walk the Castle grounds with our docent, you will see the partially concrete walls made out of scrap steel, rocks, bedsprings, coat hangers, bottles and everything in between - it's much like Watts Towers. Various wooden rooms display its timeless nature, from a gramophone, hand-cranked printing presses, sepia-stained photographs, paintings, delightful 'old-world' furnishings, vintage clothing, and a round table room whose seats are actually comprised of tree trunks fastened with padded leather seats.

Later, enjoy an included delicious barbecue-style lunch at a locals' favorite restaurant in the quaint Glendora Village.

This afternoon we'll step into Sam Maloof's 'Arts & Crafts'-style home in Alta Loma. The legacy of Maloof - known as one of the finest woodworkers and master craftsmen of our time - will come alive as you stroll through his home and visit his workshop which is still an active woodworking business. He created a home of unique beauty and artistic superiority that is the setting for his hand-crafted furniture as well as the extensive collection of art he and his wife amassed.

Note: The castle has uneven walking surfaces and lacks handrails. This tour is not recommended for anyone who uses a cane or walker or has limited eyesight. Walking shoes are necessary to fully enjoy this unique opportunity.

Fee: $99.00

Offsite Tour Location N/A

Unless otherwise instructed, your tour guide mototcoach will pick you up at the Glendale College upper parking lot (Lot B). Parking at the college is $3 per day. PLease arrive 20-30 minutes prior to departure time to park your car, pay for your parking permit at the kiosk, place your parking permit on your dashboard, and board the motorcoach.
Refunds, minus a 20% processing fee, for cancellations will only be given if your seat can be resold by the office. You may send someone in your place with the permission of the office.

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