Earle Stanley Gardner Building

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The notorious writer is the namesake of this historic building, as he worked here for many years at a law firm. Coincidentally, he also penned his first novel in the famous detective series on the premises. Nowadays, employees of various companies working in the building have reportedly heard screams and whispering noises coming from his former office. The office appears to be a hotspot for paranormal activity, as workers will often come in the morning to find that the furniture has been rearranged.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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21 S. California St.
Ventura, CA, 93001
United States

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34.2805714, -119.29330709999999
Ventura County, California
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  1. Perry Mason was not first “written” in this building, which is spelled Erle.

    Mr. Gardner wrote the first Perry Mason elsewhere but someone in this building typed up the story.

    If memory serves me correct, he always recorded his voice to tell the story he was working on and someome else did the typing.

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