The Hunter Residence, historically known as the Brockman Clock Tower Estate, is located in Glendale, California. The estate belonged to mining magnate John Brockman, who commissioned the construction of the Clock Tower Estate in 1910. The 7,500 square foot residence was modelled after a German castle that Brockman had seen along the Rhine River. A clock tower located in the middle of the property’s orchards defines the property.
The house was originally situated on 140 acres of orchard and mountainous land. However, when Brockman died in 1925, much of the estate’s land was sold to the Home Realty Company for development. Brockman’s estate was divided to make way for private parks, bungalows and ranch style homes. Today, the tree-lined neighborhood of Brockmont Park is a Glendale proposed historic district.
The Brockman Clock Tower Estate is listing #26 on the Glendale Register of Historic Places. The clock tower is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Owner: Hunter Family
Original Owner: John Brockman
Restoration Contractor: Spectra Company