Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Ebell of Los Angeles

On Sunday Larry and and participated in the Los Angeles Conservancy's Women's History Event at the Ebell of Los Angeles. What a glorious collection of furniture, costumes and art! The Ebell of Los Angeles was founded in 1894 by women, for women. It was their goal to educate women and to help the community. This particular building was built in 1927 in the Italian Renaissance style, architect, Sumner Hunt; garden design by Florence Yoch.
Read more about the purpose and history of the Ebell Women's Club HERE
We started our tour in the central garden. There was a docent at each stop on the tour. The garden is lovely, spacious and classic in design.

We toured many of the grand spaces, theaters and ballrooms downstairs. The ceilings are magnificent!
The carved and painted ceiling in this grand salon

Musicians were rehearsing for a performance later in the day sponsored by the Da Camera Society
We walked to the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to the building. The wrought iron gates are most impressive.
Main Entrance

Close-up of wrought iron entrance gates
We were taken upstairs to view the solarium more auditoriums and various suites. The Library was cozy. I was really taken with the collection of antique furniture. Our family owned a few pieces of this Japanese, Gothic Revival furniture. It was made during the late Meiji Period, 1880-1915, for the export market.
Asian Carved Furniture

LOVE those dragons!
Upstairs Library

I would like this linoleum in my 1928 kitchen, please
The Curator of the Ebell Costume Collection showed us a few spring ensembles
We concluded our tour downstairs in another grand ballroom. I must say, the stonework, paneling and other details in this Italian Renaissance building are exquisite!

Detail of columns, above
We've been to the Ebell Theater many times. I've also visited for weddings, graduations and other community activities.  If you have a chance to tour the Ebell of Los Angeles, definitely do it!

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