Geordie's Archives

My server at the Wrigley Mansion’s onsite restaurant, Geordie’s, tells me that the estate was originally built by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. as an anniversary gift for his wife. Constructed in 1929, the Mediterranean-style manse still sports some of its original tiles, which were shipped from the family’s factory on Catalina Island and ferried up the small slope by mules. It’s an elaborate tale, one that is not at all surprising now that...


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