Lummis Home in Highland Park is celebrating some recent renovation. There is also a fund-raiser in place to generate funds for garden projects – see below.
From Patricia Adler-Ingram, Ph.D.
Historical Society of Southern California:
On Sunday, September 18th, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Lummis Home we will have a gala Rebirth Day celebration for the Lummis Home entry doors.
The Highland Park Heritage Trust will be honored guests along with the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, the Arroyo Arts Collective, Representatives of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and HSSC, all members of the ad hoc partnership that brought together the money for the project.
We want to give special recognition to Frank Parello who led the effort to organize and implement this first step in the preservation of the Lummis Home. We will also recognize the beautiful work Nicole Possert has done in documenting the project and the support and photos contributed by Martha Benedict. Preservationist architect John Griswold will be thanked for having donated the initial analysis of the venerable doors and for the meticulous work done him and his staff in stabilizing and saving them..
Most importantly we want to celebrate the fact that our headquarters section of the City of Los Angeles has focused its talent, energy, money and good will on saving this city-owned historical landmark. There is more work to be done in preserving the Lummis Home but with this level of support we are confident it can be accomplished.
From Katherine Parra:
We are doing a fundraiser for an upcoming event at the Lummis Home that will benefit the gardens. It is simple – save all of your aluminum cans for two weeks so we can collect them and recycle them for cash. The money raised will pay for the costs of the event which is called ‘Urban Rancho – A Sustainable Garden Party.’ It will take place on October 15; details to follow soon!
You can email me if you have cans saved and I will arrange for pick up: kbparra@yahoo. com