Acton, California: Phonehenge West (Gone)

Built by retired phone company employee Alan Kimble Fahey as his home over a period of about 30 years. An entertaining and sprawling mishmash of stuff, but in 2011 local bureaucrats ordered it torn down.
Directions:
Hwy 14/Antelope Valley Fwy exit 22. Drive north on Sierra Hwy for a little over a mile. Turn right onto Shannondale Rd. Drive a little over a half-mile. Phonehenge West will be on the right, slightly shrouded by juniper trees, just south of Shannon Valley Rd.
Hours:
Oct. 2011: Reported torn down.
Status:
Gone

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Phonehenge West

Sadly, Kim lost his fight in court and Phonehenge West has been taken down, according to local papers.

[BR, 10/06/2011]
Phonehenge West

Created by Alan Kimble Fahey over a period of about 30 years, the winding mazes and artistic structures of Phonehenge West are currently under attack due to lack of permits and failure to meet building codes. Somewhat similar to the Watts Towers, Fahey purchased his home, 1.7 acres of Antelope Valley land, with the specific purpose of creative expansion. And expand he did.

His encampment is built primarily with unused telephone and utility poles as well as other recycled material - even a staircase which was apparently donated by Danny DeVito!

Fayhe is disputing the charges against him and his home, and has gone to court, but is not likely to win. If you want to see his life's work, you might want to go soon. For more information, you can go to the "Save Phonehenge West" Facebook page, or just Google it as there are tons of articles about the case.

This is a family's house, FYI, so don't just jump out and run around. It's private property.

[Chelsea, 06/20/2011]

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