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Lummis Home

El Alisal

 
 
Lummis Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
1. Lummis Home Marker
Inscription.
Built by Charles F. Lummis,
Writer, editor, founder Southwest Museum. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 68.

 
Erected 1970 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 68.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 5.59′ N, 118° 12.415′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Avenue 43 and California Highway 110. Touch for map. Marker is on the back porch of the home, open Sat-Sun 10-3. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 E Ave 43, Los Angeles CA 90031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hale House, Circa 1887 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Valley Knudsen Garden Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Southwest Museum (approx. half a mile away); Portolá Trail (approx. 1.9 miles away); San Antonio Winery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mother Ditch and The History Slugs (approx. 2.3 miles away); Barack Obama ‘83 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Lummis Home.
Two markers near the back door. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
2. Two markers near the back door.
This is California Historical Landmark 531 - Lummis Home (no marker), and listed on the National Register of Historic Places (no marker).



Charles Lummis built this home with his own hands. He founded the Southwest Museum of the American Indian. He wrote ten books about the Southwest. He worked as Editor of the Los Angeles Times. He worked as Director of the Los Angeles Public Library. He was an Indian rights activist. He documented Spanish-American culture. He worked to restore the Spanish Missions. He was Knighted by the King of Spain.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lummis Home. Website of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. (Submitted on March 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 

2. Charles Lummis. Wikipedia, biography. (Submitted on March 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. California Historical Landmark 531, Spanish Mission, Arroyo Seco, Highland Park Heritage, Mount Washington, Native Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNative Americans

 
Second Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
3. Second Marker.
El Alisal means Alder Grove in Spanish.
Patio and back of house image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
4. Patio and back of house
Epitaph image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
5. Epitaph
Lummis wrote his own epitaph, and his ashes are interred in the wall behind this marker.
Front of Home. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
6. Front of Home.
Lummis built his home using river rock from the nearby arroyo.
Lummis Home Front Door image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
7. Lummis Home Front Door
Side View, with native grinding stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
8. Side View, with native grinding stone
Lummis’ children are also interred in the walls image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
9. Lummis’ children are also interred in the walls
Sign at street corner image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
10. Sign at street corner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 141 times since then. Last updated on March 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7, 8, 9. submitted on March 6, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   10. submitted on March 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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