For Sale: 142 Acres With a Storied Past





LOS GATOS, Calif. -- It was called Holy City, but it was not exactly a model of Christian piety. It was, rather, a commune and tourist trap created in the 1920s by a white-supremacist huckster.

Now, decades after Holy City fell into ruin, the 142-acre site is a prime piece of real estate in the hills outside booming Silicon Valley, and it is up for sale for $11 million.

"Bad, good or indifferent, there is a history here, and my hope is that somebody will take that history and spin it into a good thing for the future," said Jim E. Miller, the real estate agent who is selling Holy City for three elderly investors who have owned the property since 1966.


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