Lummis House

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Lummis House
Lummis House in Los Angeles, California.jpg
Lummis House (in 2012)
Lummis House is located in California
Lummis House
Location 200 E. Ave. 43, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°5′35″N 118°12′22″W / 34.09306°N 118.20611°W / 34.09306; -118.20611Coordinates: 34°5′35″N 118°12′22″W / 34.09306°N 118.20611°W / 34.09306; -118.20611
Area Arroyo Seco
Built 1897
Architect Lummis, Charles F.
Architectural style Rustic American Craftsman
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 71000148[1]
CHISL # 531[2]
LAHCM # 68
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 6, 1971
Designated LAHCM September 2, 1970

Lummis House, also known as El Alisal, is a Rustic American Craftsman stone house built by Charles Fletcher Lummis in the late 19th century. It is located near the Arroyo Seco in northeast Los Angeles, California. The house's name means "alder grove" in Spanish.[3]

The property is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and on the list of the National Register of Historic Places.


View of the house with the bell

The Lummis House is operated by the Historical Society of Southern California as a historic house museum. The exterior of the house is built of arroyo stone. The house originally contained a stone tower, but that was later demolished. The interior contains some of Lummis's collection of artifacts, as well as copies of many of his books. The museum is open to the public for tours.


The drought-tolerant and native plant gardens encompass the gardens and natural landscape around the residence, including namesake El Alsal California Sycamore trees.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Lummis House". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  3. ^ William Bright; Erwin Gustav Gudde (30 November 1998). 1500 California place names: their origin and meaning. University of California Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-520-21271-8. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

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