Heritage Square Museum Virtual Visit on California Living
Step back in time as you pass through the gates at Heritage Square Museum. It’s unlike any other museum I’ve ever seen. The collection on display is a small street full of HO– USES (who collects houses?) from throughout Los Angeles dating from 1876 to the mid 1900’s. When you visit Heritage Square you feel like you’ve found a worm hole in time. Join EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating and Jessica Maria Alicea-Covarrubias, Executive Director of the Heritage Square Museum to see for yourself.
The Museum is host to private events as well as public car shows, outdoor movies, old fashioned street fairs and a fantastic history program for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders culminating in a field trip to Heritage Square. The museum is tucked in at the end of Homer Street right alongside the 110 (exit Ave. 43), north of downtown. This is a great place to stretch your legs and stroll back in time. Pack a picnic, drink lemonade from Mason jars and sit a spell. There is a little gift shop near the entrance with some collectibles. I’m so grateful that places like this have been preserved for us to enjoy.
The houses in the collection at Heritage Square were not site built in their present location, but rather moved there which gives the block a decidedly different appeal. One of the few Octagon Houses that remain now makes its home here, where a massive restoration is under way. If you love architecture, design or even DIY or house flipping, this is a California Gem worth its rating from AAA! www.HeritageSquare.org