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Architectural oddity

Local stones/river rocks used in building several homes and walls. Worthwhile for being not quite... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Jimmy P
,
Malibu, California
Very Unique Architecture Nestled Between Suburbs and Claremont Village

If you are spending a day enjoying beautiful Claremont, taking in the village shops and restaurants... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
mmm10
,
Upland, CA
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5 May 2017
“Very Unique Architecture Nestled Between Suburbs and Claremont Village”
24 May 2017
“Architectural oddity”
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South Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Local stones/river rocks used in building several homes and walls. Worthwhile for being not quite unique and more of an oddity for the area. Quick walk of 10 minutes or 4 minute drive and turn around and go thru it again.

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

If you are spending a day enjoying beautiful Claremont, taking in the village shops and restaurants and enjoying the quaint structures and beautiful homes surrounding it, you must take a little drive through the Russian Village. Don't quote me, but this little neighborhood has an...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Great little walk to see the stone walls and houses built of local field stones from the alluvial plains around Claremont, as well as salvaged and recycled materials including the sides from railroad cars, items taken from the wreckage from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake,...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you want to gwak at someone's home, drive by cause that's all there is. There are no tours. These are private homes.

4  Thank Ellen A
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I used to get drive down this street everyday on my way to work, and it was always my favorite part of my day. These houses are uniquely built each one different from the next. The stone work on each house is amazing. I wish...More

1  Thank Ulvgirl
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I just like driving thru the village. It's a unique part of Claremont. I've been going thru since growing up. All the trees make it shady.

1  Thank Roger_G_909
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

We have friends that live here. Their houses are beautiful, but the road is busy and slightly dangerous. Visit if you can!

1  Thank Zachary W
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

neighborhood of 14 houses fun to drive thru, wish one could see more of the houses themselves - house tour needed here!

1  Thank JulieStoneybrook
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

These historic stone houses are so unique and really very pretty. They aren't far from the freeway and easy to find for people who enjoy unusual architecture. We were more impressed than we expected to be.

2  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Interesting that you have 8-10 homes made of river rock and cement chunks, in one condensed area. But, unless you are an architectural guru, most people would see simply old buildings made of stone. Most are old. One was completed a few years ago, and...More

1  Thank Zero C
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SteveDfromLA
16 June 2017|
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Response from mmm10 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly cannot tell you why it is called that. There are no Russian restaurants in the area( but there are many awesome, quaint ones!). Maybe a cluster of Russian families lived there? Not sure.
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