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Grier Musser Museum

The Grier Musser Museum is a turn-of-the century historic Queen Anne house which displays fascinating antique collections in monthly holiday exhibits throughout the year. Visiting the Grier Musser Museum is educational, as well as, entertaining. As a visitor, you will be greeted at the door and shown the architectural features of the house, such as, the intricate woodwork. The museum is located near downtown Los Angeles and close to the new Red Line Subway Station. There are many historical sites in area around the museum, such as, Olvera Street, Union Station, Angelino Heights, and West Adam's Historical Homes. Other places of interest near the museum are Chinatown, Little Tokyo, IMAX theater, the Bradbury building, the newly restored Central Library, L.A. Convention Center, Angel's Flight, Queen of the Angel's Cathedral, New Disney Hall, and the Japanese American Museum.





Museum Information

The Grier Musser Museum is a beautifully restored Victorian house. Throughout the year the museum features special holiday exhibits.


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Please feel free to peruse through our exhibits as we share with you highlights from Los Angeles' yesteryears.


Museum Links

Highlights abound when you're talking about Los Angeles. Whether you're looking for likeminded Victorian Era enthusiasts or are craving that special yummy meal you'll find many resources to make your stay in Downtown Los Angeles a memorable one.



Tour of the Grier Musser House

"Remembering Los Angeles"

NOSTALGIC TRIVIA OF L.A.'S YESTERYEARS (Courtesy of the Los Angeles Almanac)



A heavily traveled Los Angeles thoroughfare is given the name Wilshire Boulevard. William Denton discovers the first saber-tooth cat fossil at La Brea Tar Pits (once referred to as saber-tooth tigers to enhance the image of their ferocity). Later, in 1901, Union Oil geologist William Orcutt uncovers more fossils.



Congress appropriates $3.9 million to build an artificial harbor at San Pedro. Griffith J. Griffith donates 3,015 acres to the City of Los Angeles that will ultimately become Griffith Park, the largest urban park in the nation.



The first known automobile to appear on Los Angeles streets appears, built by S.D. Sturgis in a downtown Los Angeles shop for J. Philip Erie. Erie drives the vehicle with W.W. Workman and a few others for the first ride as L.A.’s first auto passengers. The Mission San Fernando is restored. The City of Long Beach is disincorporated by residents due to dissatisfaction with city taxes and prohibition but is reincorporated before the end of the year. Morris Cohn, who had brought the first powered sewing machine to the West Coast, opens Morris Cohn & Company, the first garment manufacturing business in Los Angeles, making overalls and shirts. It is the first business in what will ultimately become the gigantic Los Angeles fashion industry. Frederick Blechynden creates the first motion picture made in Los Angeles when he films 25-seconds of traffic on South Spring Street.



Whittier and Azusa are incorporated as Los Angeles County's 10th and 11th cities. The fifth symphony orchestra established in the nation is formed in Los Angeles.



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Halloween Haunt House Tour


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Victorian Christmas House Tour


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