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The Montgomery Playhouse

The Wayne and Eleanor Montgomery house was at the southeast corner of Cochran St. and Erringer Rd. In the early years of the Montgomery ranch, they grew grain, planted various fruit trees, and finally they raised cattle. 

The family home was a small cottage at first. As the family grew, so did the house. Their first two children were girls, so, in 1924, an 8 by 10 foot playhouse was built for their daughters to enjoy. It was furnished with Eleanor's childhood furniture. 

After the death of her husband Wayne, Mrs. Montgomery decided to donate five acres of their land to the United Methodist Church. She built a new house nearby on a street to the east that she named Wayne Circle. She then had the little playhouse moved to the new location so her grandchildren could continue to enjoy it. That is where it sat for the next thirty years.  When the Church purchased the land in the year 2000, the playhouse was moved to Strathearn Park.

If you look to your left, you'll see a display that includes a bell.  That is our next stop, the Santa Susana Corner.

Tour of Strathearn Historical Park
  1. Welcome to Strathearn Park!
  2. Strathearn Park's Visitors Center
  3. The Montgomery Playhouse
  4. The Santa Susana Corner
  5. The Original Saint Rose of Lima Church Building
  6. The Strathearn House
  7. The Strathearn Family
  8. California State Historical Landmark #979
  9. The Simi Adobe
  10. The Colony Houses
  11. The Haigh-Talley Colony House
  12. The Printz-Powell Colony House
  13. The Hirschi Monument
  14. The Simi Library
  15. The Pioneer Memory Garden
  16. The Gazebo
  17. History of the Wood Ranch Area
  18. The Wood Ranch Barns
  19. The Currier Apricot Pitting Shed
  20. The Barbershop Building
  21. The Simi Store