In 1919 W. Leland and El Smith purchased a parcel of land in Fair Oaks, and transformed it into a unique property. In 1920 they had a son, Robert L. (Bob) Smith. From a very early age Bob acquired a keen interest in all the natural sciences and built an impressive museum on the property by the time he was 20. While serving in WWII Bob lost his hearing but nevertheless went on to become a most illustrious volcanologist, a geologist and scientist. Leland's wife opened Fair Oaks Florist on the property. Leland passed away in 1948 and El passed away in 1981. Bob came home to the property with his family. Sadly both Bob and Barbara have passed away.
This is an estate you will not want to miss!
Multi-generational. Wonderful selection of items.
Huge Rock and mineral collection, literally thousands, stamp collection, microscopes, books, wonderful custom made sofa, owl collection, lots of paperback books also, many from the 1940's to the 1960's mostly westerns, holiday ornaments, tools, yard tools, Chrome Craft table and 5 chairs, furniture, lots of garage items, wooden boxes, 4 dining tables, lanterns, Maps literally hundreds, map drawers, filing cabinets, drafting table, 2 incubators wooden, clothing, twin bed set, lamps, sea shells, fossils, chairs, glass ware, depression glass, pots and pans, quilts, watches, jewelry, WWI posters, other posters, steins, bricks, cinder blocks, flower pots, bowl and pitcher sets, lots of small items, paper items, kitchen, linens, shoes, floral ribbon left from the flower shop days, Winchester Hatchet, baskets, milk bottles, Duesenberg seats windows shades, wooden tool boxes, so much more!!
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PLEASE do not bring children This is a 4 acre property and we cannot allow children
The home, barn , museum, and garage are scattered over the property, please watch your step and enter at your own risk.