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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series lists.
 
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. Marker is on the back porch of the home, open Sat-Sun 10-3. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 E Ave 43, Los Angeles CA 90031, 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. Hale House, Circa 1887 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Valley Knudsen Garden Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Lummis (approx. half a mile away); Southwest Museum
Two markers near the back door. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
2. Two markers near the back door.
(approx. half a mile away); Confluence of Waters and Cultures (approx. 1.2 miles away); Route 66 & Chicken Boy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fire Station No. 1 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Distribution Station No. 2 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Lummis Home. 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.

Second Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 3, 2018
3. Second Marker.
El Alisal means Alder Grove in Spanish.
California Historical Landmark 531, Spanish Mission, Arroyo Seco, Highland Park Heritage, Mount Washington, Native Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution
 
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. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 25 times this year. 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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