author, historian left his imprint on los angeles
In the House of Charlie Loomis after 100, they still do so.
\"There is a fireplace in every room,\" said Betty Mallery . \".
This fireplace is copper.
So it won\'t catch fire.
\"Thinking of the fire in the fireplace, people gathered in the main room of the house called El Alisal will smile.
They listened intently to Mallory\'s notes, the wood mantel and its metal-
Support leg wrapped, not the only hand
Curiosity was aroused in the place of Lummis.
\"There is a stump behind you, and he hollowed it out and turned it into a potty,\" she said . \".
When she raised the hinge seat slightly to show off, there was a Snickers.
\"The restaurant is there,\" added Mallery . \" When she noticed that the dining area was designed from a male perspective, she laughed.
\"He built it so that its concrete floor can be washed out after the party.
\"At Lummis, there used to be a lot of parties, halfcastle, half-
Manor landmark in Highland Park.
Good Time Charlie knows how to entertain.
Charles Fletcher Loomis also knows how to enlighten.
A century ago, Loomis was a legendary writer, journalist, historian and booster in the southwestern United States, especially Los Angeles.
He traveled from Ohio to California in 1885 as the first city editor of the Los Angeles Times.
On the way, he wrote a 143 about him-
He called it a \"tramp \".
The hike through New Mexico has sparked lifelong interest in Indian and Latino culture.
He also became an art collector in the area.
A few years after Loomis was an editor and journalist at The Times, he created the Southwest Museum as a city librarian and an editor of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce publications.
Built in 1913 on a hill above his home, it now collects most of his collection.
But between 1898 and 1910, the home that Lummis built with his own hands was still his mark in Los Angeles.
Its front includes a medieval
Like 2-built turretfoot-
A thick concrete was collected from nearby Arroyo secco, with a smooth river rock on the surface.
The roof and interior frame are made up of recycled Santa Fe rail ties and poles.
Lummis built it around a cluster of sycamore trees, inspiring the Spanish name El Alisal.
But he designed the place as public as a private home.
The huge main room he called the museum has shelves and cabinets that show the Indian flower pots, baskets and other artifacts he collects in the southwest.
Handmade windows in the room as natural backlight frames for Glass
A flat-screen transparent film of residents of mace and Pueblo, New Mexico, taken by Lummis.
The concrete floor of the hall is lined with Navajo carpets.
Colorful Indian carpet used as cover for hands
The chairs and sofas placed along the walls are covered with paintings and photos.
A circular niche at the west end of the hall forms the base of the tower.
The upper level of the turret has a hidden bedroom, arrived by a small attic passage connected to the lummis \'secondsfloor office.
A living door on the floor of the bedroom has a Hopi rope ladder, which he used to take down to the hall.
The foyer separates the museum from the master bedroom, bathroom and stairs of the guest rooms and family, leading to the second floor.
The foyer of Lummis called zaguan is open to the front of the House and its sycamore trees
He built the doors of the courtyard with wooden planks, which included a door dug in 1797 from the padres building of the San Fernando Mission.
The main entrance is a huge wooden double door which is said to weigh a ton.
Lummis is particularly proud of this.
Like everyone else in the house, it\'s 5-more than his own-foot, 7-inch height.
\"Any fool can write a book, but it takes one person to make a tuxedo door,\" Lummis would say . \".
Mallery is a doctor at the Southern California Historical Society, which maintains its headquarters in El Alisal and operates the House for its owner, Los Angeles Department of entertainment and parks.
Thomas Andrews, executive director of the association, said the site was looking for additional doctors and volunteers on the telephone number 200 E.
Avenue 43, open free to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4. m.
On Sunday, El Alisal will be the starting point for the Arroyo art collective\'s annual tour of artists and studios in northeast Los Angeles starting at 10. m.
Tickets will be sold at El Alisal in Manhattan Beach for $15 and has been a major tourist project in El Alisal since 1989.
But she has been a fan of the place since the 1940 s, when she first drove past Arroyo Seco Park Road, now on the Pasadena Highway.
\"The Highway jogged around it for a while ---
I call it \"lummis bulge \".
They plan to go straight through the highway.
But he\'s an influential person, and they don\'t, \"she said.
Mallory stood in the yard, under the remnants of the original El Alisal tree, which had grown into a large young new sycamore tree.
She is explaining how guests at lummis\'s famous party often gather on a low concrete platform.
There, they sing, perform or are encouraged to recite a fact of the Southwest region that Lummis does not know.
Those who did not perform were expected to carry a river stone from Arroyo secco to the house for the construction that lummis was carrying.
Celebrities such as protectionist John Moore and Cowboys-
Guests included philosopher Will Rogers, artist Frederick Remington, poet Carl Sandburg and composer John Philip Sousa. So were lesser-known locals.
\"He will stop at the big central market in the city center and shop on his way home.
He will also bring many people home for dinner.
\"He\'s one of those people who would be great to know him but get married would be bad,\" Mallery told her tour group . \". The rinse-it-and-
Relaxing the dining room floor is an example.
\"One of the complaints about his second wife Eve is that he will not lay carpets.
This appeared at the time of divorce . \"
Loomis got married three times. -
His last wife was one of the secretaries working on literary projects in Alisal.
He has four children, one of whom was born when he was at Harvard.
A few years later, when he learned of her existence, he invited her to live in El Alisal.
Loomis died in 1928.
The funeral was held under the old sycamore tree, and his ashes were buried in a niche on the wall of the nearby balcony.
His last surviving child, son Keith Lummis. -
A writer and secret bodyguard for President Franklin D. Roosevelt --
He died on 2002 at the age of 97.
\"Charles Loomis said that he has been building the house for 1,000 years,\" malery said as he led her team back inside ---
Back in the past.