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Lummis Doors Preserved, and There Was Much Rejoicing

Historical Society of Southern California

On Sept. 18, 2011 the Historical Society of Southern California (HSSC) held a Rebirthday to celebrate the completion of the preservation work on the entry doors. The work was completed by conservator John Griswold and his staff and funded by donations from the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Highland Park Heritage Trust, Arroyo Arts Collective, and HSSC with matching funds from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Historical Society specially recognized Frank F. Parrello, city planner and preservationist, who organized and obtained the funding for the project.

Lummis Day Festival Returns to Heritage Square for 6th Annual Northeast L.A. Celebration, June 5

Eliot Sekular

The main stages for the sixth annual Lummis Day Festival, Sunday, June 5, will again be located at Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street), where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented amid the historic and architecturally significant buildings that have been preserved on the Heritage Square.

“Viva Poetry” on the Saturdays leading up to Lummis Day

Eliot Sekular

The 2011 Lummis Day "Viva Poetry" series, to be held on three successive Saturday afternoons,
began on May 7 with an event featuring Austin Strauss and Brendan Constantine at the Autry National Center for the American West in Griffith Park.

Lummis Home in Great Disrepair

Anna Carpenter

El Alisal is a magical home built along the banks of the Arroyo Seco at a time when the Far West was still alive and kicking. Inside, standing in the coolness of its massive walls and concrete floors, I have always been reminded of another house, also a museum, on the island of Capri: the Villa San Michele. Perhaps because both were built by intense, charismatic writers who lived life fully in their own adventurous way. Though the Italian villa has been well maintained over the last century, this is sadly not true for the Lummis House, which is in serious disrepair…

Lummis Day Fundraiser

Eliot Sekular

The annual party benefiting the Lummis Day Festival will be held Saturday evening, May 7 at Lummis Home, 200 E. Ave 43, with music, dance, and refreshments served in the warm atmosphere of the historic building’s courtyard.

Mount Washington Association Summer Fun Meeting

Sunday, July 25th, 3 to 6 PM, at the beautiful and historic El Alisal, or Lummis Home, Avenue 43 at the Arroyo Seco Parkway

Food and Drinks from el Huarache Azteca and their new Juice Bar
Tacos - Grilled Carne Asada, Grilled Chicken or Grilled Vegetables
Aguas Fresca - Pineapple, Tamarind, Horchata and Watermelon
Also - Beans (made with vegetable oil), Rice, Salsas, Cilantro, Onions, Radishes, Queso - the works!

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