Hollywood Heritage Hosts Homestead Volunteers for
Volunteers and docents from the Workman and Temple Family
Museum in the City of Industry were treated to a special treat (no
tricks) in October.
As part of a regular series of outings provided for the
volunteers by the Homestead
Museum, a special tour of the Hollywood Heritage Museum
and the Hollywood Boulevard Historic District was conducted by Hollywood
Heritage Director of Preservation Issues, Robert W. Nudelman on October 23.
Beginning their outing in the morning with the Hollywood Heritage
Museum, the visitors
learned the history of the Lasky-DeMille Barn and its
place in the birth of the motion picture industry and Paramount Pictures.
After a lunch at the historic Pig ’n Whistle, the tour
continued, walking along Hollywood
Boulevard with stops at the many historic
buildings along the way. The visitors learned, not only the historic
significance of the sites, but also the work done by Hollywood Heritage and the
preservation community to preserve these important historic locations.
“This was one of our best outings yet, stated Carol Henderson, Assistant Public Programs Manager
for the museum. “Mr. Nudelman was an excellent and very informed guide. It was
a great thrill to have someone so knowledgable
showing us the sites.”
The Workman and Temple Family
Museum is located at 15415 East Don Julian Road
in the City of Industry,
one mile north of the 60 Freeway at the Hacienda Boulevard exit. The museum is a
historic site that has been preserved in its original state and was recently
the site of a film series by the Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage.
The historic site includes: La Casa Nueva,
a 1927, 11,000-square foot Spanish Colonial Revival mansion; Workman House,
a 1870s American house believed to have been designed by Ezra Kysor; and El Campo Santo, One of the oldest private
cemeteries in Southern California.
For more information on the Homestead
Museum, visit their web
site at: http://www.homesteadmuseum.org.
It was a great pleasure to have been able to host these
volunteers and fellow preservationists.