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Lummis Home (El Alisal)

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Address: 200 E. Avenue 43 at Carlata Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 1-323-222-0546
Description: Operated by the Historical Society of Southern California, this house...
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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The house + the story make and amazing trip

When my daughters birthday surprised me with a visit to Lummis House, they both said, "well, we don't know what it will be like, but the gardens are supposed to be interesting and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When my daughters birthday surprised me with a visit to Lummis House, they both said, "well, we don't know what it will be like, but the gardens are supposed to be interesting and the man built the house himself." While strolling through this amazing house, my daughter mentioned that we could have a "tour" if we wanted. I was dubious,... More 

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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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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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