The National Park Service has confirmed they hope to rebuild Western Town at Paramount Ranch within the next two years.
The historic location near Agoura Hills was destroyed in the Woolsey Fire last week and a fundraising campaign dubbed the ‘Paramount Project’ is expected to be launched soon to help the restoration. Members of the entertainment industry have reportedly already contacted the fund to help with the rebuilding effort.
Temporary sets will be built to operate productions, followed by construction of permanent structures. The church set constructed for “Westworld” and a train station used for classic series “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” still stand, but the main street area used by both productions was reduced to debris and rubble.
Trail areas have been assessed, and next steps include putting barricades up where debris was deposited and conducting archaeological work to recover valuable materials from the Paramount era. Those actions will have to be taken before any construction can start.
First started by Paramount Pictures in 1927, the ranch has been the site of more than 300 productions throughout the years,