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Tujunga in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

McGroarty Home

 
 
McGroarty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 9, 2019
1. McGroarty Marker
Inscription. Honoring John Steven McGroarty, Poet Laureate of California, 1933-1944. Author of The Mission Play.
 
Erected 1955 by Native Daughters of the Golden West Verdugo Parlor No. 240. (Marker Number 63.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.996′ N, 118° 17.862′ W. Marker is in Tujunga, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from McGroarty Terrace east of Plainview Avenue. Touch for map. Located on the front porch of the home. The grounds are open Mon-Sat 10-4. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga CA 91042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bolton Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sister Elsie’s Well (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tuna Canyon Detention Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Theodore Payne (approx. 3.6 miles away); Doctors House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Burbank's First City Hall (approx. 4.7 miles away); Burbank City Hall (approx. 4.7 miles away); Miss American Green Cross (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tujunga.
 
Regarding McGroarty Home.
McGroarty Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 9, 2019
2. McGroarty Home and Marker
John Steven McGroarty (August 20, 1862 – August 7, 1944) was a poet, Los Angeles Times columnist, and author, who served two terms as a Congressman from California. McGroarty authored numerous books and dramas, one of his best-known being The Mission Play (1911), a three-hour pageant describing the California Missions from their founding in 1769 through their ruin in 1847. He built this house himself, completed in 1923. Today it is the McGroarty Arts Center, open 10-4 Mon-Sat.
 
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McGroarty Home image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 9, 2019
3. McGroarty Home
McGroarty Home image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 9, 2019
4. McGroarty Home
McGroarty Home image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 9, 2019
5. McGroarty Home
Built in 1923 by John Steven McGroarty, famed California Poet Laureate, historian, journalist, and Congressman. City of Los Angeles Historic Monument No. 63, declared in 1970.
<i>Native Daughters honor McGroarty</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library, May 23, 1955
6. Native Daughters honor McGroarty
"Honor Poet Laureate - Mrs. M. R. McCann, president of Verdugo Parlor No. 240, Native Daughters of Golden West, unveils Marker as Marion C. Sparrow, Valley Supervisor, Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks Department, accepts for the city during dedication at the John Steven McGroarty Home, Tujunga. Picture of late writer hangs on wall."
 
 
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