Charles F. Lummis built this small home over a period of twelve years around the turn of the 20th century. Constructed out of ... More
Charles F. Lummis built this small home over a period of twelve years around the turn of the 20th century. Constructed out of concrete and native materials such as boulders, the house provides an excellent glimpse of what many early California homes were like. However, the real attraction here is the story of Lummis himself. A Harvard graduate who started out as a poet, Lummis once walked all the way to California from Cincinnati, recording his observations as pieces for the L.A. Times. Cash only.
We went to El Alisal (The Lummis Home) last weekend and we had a wonderful time. It's located right off the Ave 43 exit of the 110 and there was plenty of street parking. The tour was very comprehensive and interesting since Lummis was such a character! It's free so it's definitely worth a visit. Even if you aren't interested in the history you may enjoy the atmosphere. When we were there there were people just hanging around in the park. We loved it, definitely recommend a visit!
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