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Lummis Home (El Alisal)

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An insight into the life of an amazing man!

Before this visit, Charles Lummis was a minor figure in Los Angeles history, not worthy of further... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
DonaldYokum
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Ventura, California
Work of Charles Lummis is Spectacular

Charles Lummis walked across the country and gained a following before becoming the editor of the... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2016
Janet O
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San Diego, California
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21 May 2018
“An insight into the life of an amazing man!”
20 Mar 2016
“Work of Charles Lummis is Spectacular”
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The Lummis Home, a 4,000-square-foot Rustic American Craftsman stone house built in the late 19th century, is on the National Register of Historical Places and was designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument # 68 on September 2, 1970, as...more
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Before this visit, Charles Lummis was a minor figure in Los Angeles history, not worthy of further exploration. This visit certainly motivated and change in my thinking. This guy was a mover and a shaker in the cultural history of our region, a fascinating figure...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Charles Lummis walked across the country and gained a following before becoming the editor of the Los Angeles Times. He hand built his house from 1897- the 1910s. It is spectacular and is mostly original. The grounds need some TLC weeding but you can imagine...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Janet O
Reviewed February 14, 2016

We came upon the house by chance on our way to the Heritage Square Museum and were so please we did. Its amazing to walk around the house and feel the atmosphere. Very helpful guides too.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a hidden gem in LA. We have been driving portions of Route 66 from San Bernardino to Santa Monica. This isn't technically a Route 66 icon (it actually pre-dates the road), but is a fun, quick stop along the way. Small gardens to...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed April 2, 2015

Old man Lummis was a truly pioneer, what with this beautiful house that he designed and built himself, the amazing gardens and grounds. Clever chap, one wing for the Doctor Wife, and one for the Mistress. Ah, Cali, so full of stories, and most of...More

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank 335williamm
Reviewed February 3, 2015

When my daughters birthday surprised me with a visit to Lummis House, they both said, "well, we don't know what it will be like, but the gardens are supposed to be interesting and the man built the house himself." While strolling through this amazing house,...More

Date of experience: March 2014
2  Thank K C
Reviewed January 27, 2011

I had heard a few things about Charles Fletcher Lummis but did not know much about him. During a visit to LA I decided to stop by his museum home, El Alisal since it was on the way to the house of some friends. I...More

Date of experience: January 2011
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Reviewed July 18, 2006

Charles Lummis was sort of a John Muir of the Southwest. Hired by the Los Angeles Times over 100 years ago, he walked from Ohio to Los Angeles, reporting along the way. A friend of Theodore Roosevelt, he built this house out of local stones...More

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