It doesn’t take much time on this blog to figure out I’m a huge Joel McCrea fan. So it’s big news around here that Joel McCrea’s Thousand Oaks ranch is not only on the National Register Of Historic Places, but that the 90-year-old home will be preserved as a visitors center. It should be ready for tours in about a year.
Joel McCrea bought the ranch in 1933, and he and Frances Dee called it home till his death in 1990. Over the years, according to McCrea’s wishes, pieces of the ranch have been donated to the YMCA and other groups.