Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Oct. 13th - 10:00 am; Walking tour of William Mellenthin Ranch-Style Homes - Sherman Oaks

Please join us for our third one of the year - a fun morning as we explore beyond the book and physically view and discuss the homes of builder William Mellenthin.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

$10/pp - RSVP in advance on EVENTBRITE (okay for walk-us, but we would like to know you are attending- call us at 818 .347 .9665 or send us an email at

Please bring a hat, wear walking shoes and sunscreen. Water will be provided to all attendees. Light refreshments will also be provided at home at end of tour.

Author and docent Chris Lukather will take attendees on a fun and educational walk through a Sherman Oaks neighborhood that has a cluster of southern California builder William Mellenthin’s ranch style “Birdhouse” homes.

At the end of the walk, we will enter one of the homes for a more in-depth discussion and an opportunity for attendees to meet author Chris Lukather and to purchase a signed copy of his book. Cost of the book is $30.  He spent three years researching in order to create this terrific book. .

In the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s housing developments began peppering the available land outside of Los Angeles. Affordable, family-friendly communities like the San Fernando Valley initiated an exodus to the suburbs. It was in the Valley that designer-builder William Mellenthin developed his singular brand of cozy, charming home which became known as the Mellenthin Birdhouse ranch home—so called because they featured a cupola or dovecote built prominently into the roof.

Directions to the walking tour:
Meet at 9:55 am at 5219 Longridge Ave, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

NE corner of W. Magnolia Blvd. & Longridge Ave.    Tel: 818-347-9665   The Museum’s blog:

Parking: On Magnolia at Longridge; Near Fulton and Magnolia; possibly at Weddington & Longridge. Please respect parking in any residential neighborhoods regarding driveways.

Tell a friend. Bring a friend or two!


Thank you.

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