Mirlo Gate Lodge Tower, Valmonte

The Mirlo Gate Lodge Tower is a unique part of PVE history. It was built in 1926 as a guard's house for a proposed gated entrance to what was then called the Palos Verdes Project. It was designed by Clarence E. Howard, who also designed the reflecting  pool for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

In 1988, the Rancho de Los Palos Verdes Historical Society named the Mirlo Gate Lodge Tower a historical landmark, marked with a bronze plaque near the mailbox.

On 4/22/2019 this landmark was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.  This was accomplished by an effort spearheaded by local members of our community. The designation provides a special acknowledgment and protection for this landmark.

There is still work to be done to maintain this part of our history.

Partial List of Proposed Work

  • Update and maintain plantings
  • Install environmentally-friendly irrigation systems
  • Determine what restorative work needs to be done on the building
  • Create a restoration plan to execute upon

Palos Verdes Estates Foundation
PO Box 955
Palos Verdes Estates, CA  90724
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