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Bolton Hall

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In the early 20th Century, William Ellsworth Smythe began the "Little Landers" movement based on the idea that any man could support himself and his family on a single acre of irrigated land. Several colonies were started in California, including Los Terrenitos (now Tujunga) which started in 1913.

The land was filled with many large rocks which the settlers used as building material. Bolton Hall was built by George Harris in 1913 and named for the author Bolton Hall who's writings on land development inspired Smythe. It is one of the best examples of Tajunga stone construction.

The building was used as a town meeting hall where church services and other events were held. The Little Landers Colony failed and by 1920 the colony was essentially gone. Bolton Hall later became the Tujunga City Hall (complete with a jail) and is now the Bolton Hall Museum.

Located at 10110 Commerce, Tununga CA 91042, it is open on Tuesdays and Sundays between 1 and 4 P.M. Thse photos were taken 5-28-95.

Bolton Hall Museum
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Bolton Hall Museum
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Bolton Hall Museum
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Bolton Hall Museum
Front door.
Bolton Hall Museum
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North side exterior.


This addition was once the jail.

Fireplace.


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