6 Out-of-the-Ordinary Historic Homes to Visit in LA

6 Out-of-the-Ordinary Historic Homes to Visit in LA, Los Angeles, California (B)

Most come to LA for the beaches or to explore the lifestyle of the rich and the famous, but for those who enjoy history be sure to explore some of these homes, once owned by artists and the rich to get a different feel of LAX. 

Believe it or not, at one point early 19th Century sailors described LA as, "isolated, dangerous and unpredictable." Maybe some of that still exists, but to keep the waters well lit at night, Point Fermin was one of three lighthouses built along Los Angeles County. 

So why is this lighthouse so special? Mainly because of its construction and architectural design. Wagons carted Californian Redwoods and Douglas fir logs to create a lighthouse centered in the middle of a home. The Gothic style house was built by a Swiss carpenter and officially completed in 1874. Some history buffs recognize this quote stated about the lighthouse, "In high lands fitted for a fairy palace, a lighthouse stands instead. -Poem by Haven Charles Hurst printed in the Los Angeles Times in 1908." ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 6 Out-of-the-Ordinary Historic Homes to Visit in LA
Guide Location: USA » Los Angeles
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/-historical-places-to-visit-in-los-angeles
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Barnsdall Art Park
  • Lummis House
  • Brand Library & Art Center
  • The Paramour Estate

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