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Bolton Hall Museum
Visit the Official Homepage: http://www.verdugo-online.com/clubs/boltonhall.htm

Bolton Hall Museum
10110 Commerce
Tujunga, CA 91042

Contact: Lloyd Hitt, President
Phone: (818)352-3420
Fax:
Email: Landmhitt@compuserve.com

A Brief History of Bolton Hall


Open Sundays and Tuesdays 1 to 4 pm.

Special arrangements can be made for group tours. No charge for admission. Bolton Hall may be rented for special events.

Tujunga is the only city within Los Angeles that was settled by "Utopianists." Such indeed were the Little Landers, an early twentieth century society of idealistic colonists who believed that families settling on an acre or two of land could support themselves and create a flourishing community. The movement was founded by William E. Smythe, who had already established colonies in Idaho and San Ysidro before coming to the Verdugos.

Bolton Hall Museum
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The Little Landers called Bolton Hall "The Clubhouse" and dedicated it in August of 1913 as their center for all community activities. It was at the Clubhouse where town meetings, church services, socials, dances, and literary discussions took place.

The name Bolton Hall is a bit of a pun as it was not named after someone with the last name Bolton, but after Smythe's author friend Bolton Hall whose writings about land development were a source of Smythe’s inspiration. The building was designed by George Harris, the "Nature Builder" who designed Bolton Hall to harmonize with its surroundings by its use of river rocks gathered from the Tujunga Wash and nearby hillsides. Many homes in the area followed suit.

Because of our several remaining boulder homes, the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau named Sunland-Tujunga as the site to view early rock buildings in the Los Angeles area.


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