Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

The Mansion
Piru, California

Known as "The Mansion" or the "Piru Mansion," this Queen Anne-style home was built at the top of Park Street in Piru in the 1870s or 1880s by evangelist David Caleb Cook as his residence. This is actually the reconstruted Mansion; it was rebuilt to the original specifications by owners Scott and Ruth Newhall after burning to the ground in 1981. What had cost Cook $75,000 would cost $1.5 million to replicate, not counting furniture.

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