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Southwest Museum and Casa Adobe
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 193-?
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Charles Fletcher Lummis founded the Southwest Museum in 1907. The museum moved from Downtown Los Angeles to its current location at 234 Museum Drive in Mt. Washington in 1914, and has been there ever since. The 1914 building was designed by architects Sumner P. Hunt and Silas Reese Burns. It became part of the Autry National Center in 2004. The building is registered on the National Register of Historic Places #92001270. The Casa Adobe was completed in 1918 by the Hispanic Society of California and donated to the museum in 1925. Modeled after the San Diego County landmark, Rancho Guajome, a pre-1850s Spanish California rancho, the Casa was designed by the office of architect Theodore Eisen and constructed in the traditional manner by local adobe craftsmen.
The Southwest Museum as seen from below at Casa de Adobe, 4605 N. Figueroa Street. A sign, bottom, points the way to the museum. A sign on the stone wall identifies Casa Adobe, the museum adobe annex that houses artifacts from the Spanish Colonial period.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
N-001-392 8x10; L.A.-Museums-Southwest Museum
Southwest Museum of the American Indian
Casa de Adobe (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Museums--California--Los Angeles
Museum buildings--California--Los Angeles
Native Americans--Museums--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles
Historic sites--California--Los Angeles
Lummis, Charles Fletcher,1859-1928
Hunt, Sumner P
Burns, Silas Reese
Eisen, Theodore
Hispanic Society of California

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