The Glendora Historical Society and The Castle

Michael Rubel gifted his property that includes Rubelia Castle, The Tin Palace, The Bottle House, Rubel Pharm etc. to the Glendora Historical Society through his Will in an agreement finalized Februrary 25, 2005.
The grant deed was recorded on March 16, 2005 and the Pharm was adopted into the Glendora Historical Society


Young Michael

A Very Young Michael

A group of Historical Society Members devoted to "Rubelia", The Castle Conservation Committee works to ".... to preserve the legacy provided by Michael Clarke Rubel in which he enriched the lives of many thru quality of character, humor, education and historical preservation."

Michael With Bunny Ears

Michael Rubel at the 1986-1987 Glendora Centennial Celebration.


"One Man's Dream" by David C. Traversi
Strange Publications. Ltd. ISBN 0-9744532-0-X


Huell Howser Video Log: "Rubel Castle" (1990)
New: "Visiting... With Huell Howser"
Rubel Castle Interview, 2011


There are numerous websites which contain interesting information about the castle and Michael Rubel's life. However the Glendora Historical Society website is the official source for touring, forms and reservation instructions.

The "Glendoran" Magazine

Has from 1983 published many articles about the Castle, the Rubels, the many people involved with Michael and his world.
It is available at the Glendora Library and through subscription.
Published by Liberty Enterprises
P. O. Box 1174 Glendora, CA 91740-1174
Telephone: (626) 335-7769

Some Photographs from the Castle Below

The Castle is a location with many sights to see, both large and small - click on photographs to see some additional ones. This is just a very small sample of what is there.

Clock Tower Inside the Bottle House
Truck Sprayer
Door Detail Land Ship
Drink Coke