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Lummis Home (El Alisal)

200 E. Avenue 43 at Carlata Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
1-323-222-0546
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Ranked #235 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Operated by the Historical Society of Southern California, this house museum features exhibits on...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Operated by the Historical Society of Southern California, this house museum features exhibits on archaeology, ethnology, Indian artifacts and photography from the Charles F. Lummis collections.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

I had heard a few things about Charles Fletcher Lummis but did not know much about him. During a visit to LA I decided to stop by his museum home, El Alisal since it was on the way to the house of some friends. I could have stayed all day. Another visitor and myself were treated to a personal tour... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2006

Charles Lummis was sort of a John Muir of the Southwest. Hired by the Los Angeles Times over 100 years ago, he walked from Ohio to Los Angeles, reporting along the way. A friend of Theodore Roosevelt, he built this house out of local stones with walls so thick it has withstood numerous earthquakes in the last 100 years. Open... More 

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