Lummis Home


200 East Avenue 43, Los Angeles

Hand built over a 12-year period, from about 1898 to 1910, El Alisal stands along the Arroyo Seco and was the home of Charles Fletcher Lummis – an author, editor, activist, photographer, civic booster and founder of the Southwest Museum.

The architecture of El Alisal is a reflection of Lummis’ passion for the history and cultures of the American Southwest, as well as the beginning of the Arts & Crafts aesthetic in Southern California. El Alisal is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, a California Historical Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  • Self-guided tours of the house will be available
  • El Alisal’s volunteer archivist, Dennis Harbach, will answer your questions about the many notable visitors to the house. 

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