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Murphy-Smith Historical Bungalow

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Address: 278 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 949-497-6834
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Stopped in here to see the bungalow. Staff lady showed us around and described the home and its owner. Nicely setup and worth your time if you are interested- limited time home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here to see the bungalow. Staff lady showed us around and described the home and its owner. Nicely setup and worth your time if you are interested- limited time home is open - check internet and call Displays are in various rooms and interesting to see and read

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Great preservation by the Laguna Beach Historical Society, love coming here to relive the glory of the old days! Lots of information from its era!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Nice visit for adults--perhaps not children, though. Docent offered great insights into the area's history and a brochure of other bungalows nearby. Easy access, next to Whole Foods.

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Irvine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Adorable bungalow preserved right in downtown Laguna Beach- it is now the home of Laguna Beach Historical Society (leased to them by owner Wells Fargo Bank for $1 per year.) They have decorated the place with donations of historic furnishings from past and present Laguna Beach residents. It's called Murphy- Smith because the Murphys built it in 1923 and Mrs.... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you like history, you should visit this, but make certain you call and confirm they are open. It is lead by docents/volunteers and not open every day...

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