Since The Museum engaged with author Chris Lukather back in 2018, had tours of William Mellenthin homes in the San Fernando Valley, we have had ongoing interest in his books and history on the builder.
You are in for a treat this year as Chris will return speaking virtually this month and will return in the spring live or virtually at The Museum SFV too.
WHAT: Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather
WHEN: Saturday, January 23, 2022
TIME: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
COST: $10/pp - RSVP on Eventbrite HERE.
Chris Lukather, founder, and editor of the literary journal, The Writing Disorder, will discuss his book, A Birdhouse in Paradise: William Mellenthin and the San Fernando Valley Ranch Homes. In the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s housing developments began peppering the available land outside of Los Angeles.
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.
little information published about his life, Chris gathered information from original Mellenthin homeowners, articles, brochures, as well as the Mellenthin family to complete the book. This will be a fascinating, enjoyable conversation about an interesting part of development in the San Fernando Valley.
Presented by Elanor Schrader and Beyond Architecture and Art Tours.
Spread the word, invites friends, have family join in the event, support local authors and enjoy.
RSVP on Eventbrite HERE