With the holidays fast approaching, there is no better time to take a trip down Nostalgia Lane than a visit to the Grier Musser Museum in nearby Westlake. The home is a lovely Queen Anne Victorian House originaly built in 1898 and in remarkable condition. Located one block east of Alvarado and a half block south of 3rd Street, its just a couple of miles from Silver Lake. The museum offers monthly displays of holiday and antique collectibles. Guided tours are both informative and personal. I was greeted a the door where the director, Susan Tejada granddaughter of Anna Grier Musser for whom the house is named, gave me a brief history of the house and shared some of the home’s amazing architectural details. The home features ornate chandeliers, colorful Victorian stained glass windows and intricate woodwork.
The museum’s architectural significance was recognized by the City of Los Angeles in 1987, when it received historical designation by the L.A. Cultural Affairs Department (Historic-Cultural Monument No. 333).
Personalized tours of the Grier Musser Museum are available between 12 P.M. and 4 P.M. Wednesday through Saturday. Reservations are required. Special rates for groups are available and there is free parking available in the rear.
For more information, please call (213) 413-1814
Grier Musser Museum
403 South Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057