Phoenix, AZ: L. Ron Hubbard's House on 44th Street

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Phoenix, AZ: L. Ron Hubbard's House on 44th Street

Post by Sponge » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:35 pm

Phoenix New Times contribution.....

Hidden Valley
L. Ron Hubbard's House on 44th Street
Phoenix New Times Blogs. 1st Dec 2010
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackal ... 44th_s.php
L. Ron Hubbard's House on 44th Street
Phoenix New Times Blogs. 1st Dec 2010

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A side view of L. Ron Hubbard's house in Phoenix.

​Perhaps one of the wisest things L. Ron Hubbard ever said was, "If you want to make a little money, write a book. If you want to make a lot of money, create a religion."

Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, was definitely onto something there (although we can't vouch for the quality of his science fiction novels). We'd be interested to hear the late Hubbard's take on how to make a residence into a religious mecca, especially considering all the hubbub surrounding Hubbard's old house near Camelback Mountain in Phoenix.

Hubbard moved into the house, located on 44th Street just north of Stanford Drive, in March of 1952. While there, he founded Scientology (the first organization was the Hubbard Association of Scientologists) and authored his first five books on the then-new religion.

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An American flag flies outside Hubbard house.

The Church of Scientology purchased the house in 2000 and began converting it into a museum. The interior of the house was restored to appear as it did when Hubbard lived there, and displays were set up, including the recording equipment Hubbard used to record lectures from 1952 to 1955 (some 600 lectures total), his design of the original scientology cross and collar pins, his motorcycle helmet and gloves, his camera, and a bust of Hubbard done by one of his students.

All that said, visitors cannot tour the L. Ron Hubbard House. This is because, as our colleague Robrt Pela explained in this [Phoenix New Times] feature on the Hubbard house last February, neighbors in the area were less than thrilled with the idea of a scientology "recruitment center" and tour buses on their street.

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A sitting area in the backyard of L. Ron Hubbard's house.

So the house just sits there for now, its last known occupant a live-in manager named Marlyse Brock. Interior photos of the house can be seen at lrhinphoenix.org, but some of the exterior can be seen from the street -- despite the wall now wrapped around the property.

Most of the backyard is visible behind a chain-link fence, and boasts a swimming pool, orange trees, and a quaint sitting area where we picture Hubbard pontificating on the nature of the human spirit or whatever. An American flag flies proudly along the side of the house by the gravel driveway, and modest strings of Christmas lights adorn the awning at the front of the house.

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You can almost see the pool through the chain link fence at Hubbard house

That was about all we could see beyond the big mauve wall, which makes the L. Ron Hubbard house one of the most hidden "Hidden Valley" places we've visited.

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Behold the wall at Hubbard house.

L. Ron Hubbard's house is located at 5501 N. 44th Street. Tours are "temporarily suspended." For more information, call 602-840-5060.
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Re: Phoenix, AZ: L. Ron Hubbard's House on 44th Street

Post by Smurf » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:36 pm

Interesting how this property is incorporated: Mile High, Inc, a California Corporation.

http://phoenix.blockshopper.com/propert ... th_street/

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/1319380-post47/

Entity Name: MILE HIGH, INC.
Entity Number: C1352370
Date Filed: 09/26/1985
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 419 N LARCHMONT BLVD NO 86
Entity City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90004
Agent for Service of Process: JEANNE M GAUGIN (mispelled. Should say Jeanne Gavigan - OSA INT T/Transactional Attorney.)
Agent Address: MOXIN & KORBIN, 3055 WILSHIRE BLVD STE 900
Agent City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 91110

Interesting bio on Marlyse. She's Sea Org and she & her husband, Jurgen Brock, was once posted at Gold Base.

MARLYSE BROCK

Marlyse was born in Switzerland, however, her most recent home was in Los Angeles where she worked for the L. Ron Hubbard Church of Scientology. In March of 2005, she was sent to Phoenix to be curator of the L. Ron Hubbard House at Camelback, where Hubbard resided in
1952-54. Marlyse is married to Jurgen and has interests in music and running – but little time for these activities due to the demands of her new job. Marlyse became intrigued with the League’s Historymakers progam and as a result of her interest, she approached our director, Vicki Berger who gave her information along with an application to join the League. We welcome you, Marlyse, and look forward to your involvement.

http://www.historicalleague.org/newsletters/NOV2006.pdf

http://sites.google.com/site/xseaorg/wh ... theintbase

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Re: Phoenix, AZ: L. Ron Hubbard's House on 44th Street

Post by brownjedi » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:43 pm

The league will very soon receive information regarding the lies behind LRon's facade: false military service, false academic accomplishments, less than loving demeanor...

They will also receive information regarding forced abortions in the Sea Org, abuse in the Sea org, how the cult has scammed millions, wrecked lives, and destroyed families.

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