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Southwest Museum building turns 100, throws a party
Southwest Museum building turns 100, throws a party

In this city of constant change, it's quite an accomplishment to last 100 years. Such is the case with the home of the Southwest Museum, a stately tan building perched atop a hill in Mount Washington, which is celebrating its centennial on Saturday. Designed in 1914 by architects Sumner P. Hunt and Silas Reese Burns, the building has long housed an impressive collection of art, books and ephemera specific to Native Americans. The museum opened in 1907 in downtown Los Angeles by the journalist and historic preservation enthusiast Charles Fletcher Lummis, whose landmark river-rock house is not far from the museum's current location. The Southwest Museum is on the U.S....

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