Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Dedicated to the Native Peoples of the Southwest.
Declared Historic-Cultural Monument No. 283.
Erected 1984 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 283.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Education • Native Americans.
Location. 34° 6.027′ N, 118° 12.339′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Museum Drive and Marmion Way. A driveway leads to parking at the top of the hill, or use the pedestrian tunnel entrance at street level which leads to an elevator. Open Saturdays 10-4. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 234 Museum Dr, Los Angeles CA 90065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles Lummis (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lummis Home (approx. half a mile away); Hale House, Circa 1887 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Route 66 & Chicken Boy Valley Knudsen Garden Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Distribution Station No. 2 (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Electric Power Pole (approx. 1˝ miles away); Confluence of Waters and Cultures (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Regarding Southwest Museum. The Southwest Museum of the American Indian was built in 1914 by Charles Lummis. It has one of the finest collections of Native American objects in the world. In 2003, the Autry Museum purchased this museum and moved many of the artifacts to their location in Griffith Park, or into storage. Only one gallery is open to the public, on Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Also see . . .
1. Museum Website. Information about this location and the collection. Also, visit the Autry Museum to see more artifacts on display. (Submitted on March 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
2. Future Plans. A 2017 report. Website of Friends of The Southwest Museum, a community organization working to revitalize the museum. (Submitted on March 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on March 7, 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. submitted on March 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.