Lummis Home (El Alisal), Los Angeles

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Lummis House, also known as El Alisal, is a Rustic American Craftsman stone house built by Charles Fletcher Lummis in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Located on the edge of Arroyo Seco in northeast Los Angeles, California, the house's name means "alder grove" in Spanish.
The property is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and on the list of the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • I’ve lived in L.A. almost my whole life and never knew this house was here until reading about it in The Library Book by Susan Orlean last year! We visited on a Saturday. There is no parking lot...  more »
  • Now operated by the Los Angeles City Parks, this historic home is worth checking out. I can’t believe I’d never visited before today since I’ve lived in LA for so many years. Charles Lummis built...  more »
  • People there will tell you the whole story. Every furniture and every room has a beautiful story to tell. Plants outside are inusual and unique
  • Charles F. Lummis was an author, activist and historian who, after dropping out of Harvard in 1884, decided to walk from Cincinnati to Los Angeles. An amazing house built rock by rock by an amazing man. I loved the interior. The niches, the wood work, the carvings. This house has so much spirit and personality. A must see!

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