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Preserve the Lummis Home!

662 Signatures Goal: 10,000

The Highland Park Heritage Trust, its members, and the Northeast Los Angeles public demand that City leaders do everything in their power to preserve this National Historic Register Landmark, the Lummis Home.

We are concerned that despite diligent work by committed people and institutions to find a path forward to preserve our City’s iconic Lummis Home, those efforts have hit a wall. We are urging City leaders to act.

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In 1970, the City recognized the importance of Lummis Home by designating it a Cultural Historic Monument. In doing so, the City recognized Charles Lummis’ unparalleled contributions to the growth and development of the City of Los Angeles, the country’s emerging national park system, and the influential Arts and Crafts movement, as well as to the preservation of Native American and Mexican/Spanish Southwest culture.

We are stunned by the lack of resources devoted by the City to the preservation and stewardship of Lummis Home - particularly in contrast to the efforts being made by Occidental College during the course of negotiations with the City.

Occidental College has stepped forward with a concrete preservation and stewardship plan for Lummis Home and brings its unique expertise and scholarship to the table. Occidental has, in good faith, already invested substantial time, money and personnel during the negotiation process. Occidental has:

  • Raised substantial amounts of money in support of the Lummis Home preservation project;
  • Engaged experts to study the Lummis property and it rehabilitation and preservation needs;
  • Developed a budget for the proper ongoing operation and maintenance of the Lummis property as a community resource;
  • Developed research and academic programs to implement the highest and best uses of the Lummis Home

It is clear that Occidental College, with its Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, is a perfect fit with the City for the proper stewardship and utilization of Lummis Home and its grounds as a living study and teaching tool, as well as a community resource. City leaders and departments need to stop their delay and make this partnership a working reality for the benefit of current and future generations of Angelenos.

The City has the financial resources and connections to make this a reality. We need them to make it happen. Please.

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Learn more about the Lummis Home here: https://www.kcet.org/history-society/lummis-house-...

Photo Credit: Martha Benedict, http://www.marthabenedictphotography.com/

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  • Janelle McGlothlin
    Janelle McGlothlin United States, South Pasadena
    May 25, 2017
    May 25, 2017
    Our Los Angeles history deserves to be preserved!
  • Angel Amulis-Hodel
    Angel Amulis-Hodel United States, Los Angeles
    May 25, 2017
    May 25, 2017
    Please work with Occidental College and promote the preservation & use of Lummis House as a valued resource for all of Los Angeles.
  • Linda Van Leer
    Linda Van Leer United States, Hollywood
    May 25, 2017
    May 25, 2017
    The Lummus House is a treasure from the early days of Los Angeles & important to save for both it's historic & architectural significance.
  • Savannah Kirby Shanklin
    Savannah Kirby Shanklin United States, Marina Del Rey
    May 25, 2017
    May 25, 2017
    The Lummis Homestead provides an important physical context for understanding the movement west, the evolution of Los Angeles, and helps ground Northeast LA within that history. The site, with sense of place and native gardens, is part of the cultural activity of the economically diverse community. It is a meeting place across time in time. HPHT, NELA and Occidential have a plan. The City must find the wisdom and backbone to make that plan concrete.
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    Janelle McGlothlin United States
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    Angel Amulis-Hodel United States
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    Linda Van Leer United States
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    Savannah Kirby Shanklin United States
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