San Fernando Valley Historical Society

Lankershim Reading Room

Isaac Lankershim's Ranch MapAlso located in Andres Pico Adobe Park in Mission Hills, the Lankershim Reading Room is a true relic of the past. Built of redwood in 1904, it was originally part of Isaac Lankershim's vast ranch that once covered the southern half of the San Fernando Valley stretching south of Roscoe Boulevard from Woodland Hills to Toluca Lake.

 

Lankershim Reading RoomToday the the Lankershim Reading Room serves as a mini-museum of the Lankershim and Van Nuys legacies, both founding families that were linked by marriage in the developing era of the San Fernando Valley. Some of the original furnishings from the Lankershim Ranch offices are displayed, including an ornately-carved desk and a scale used to weigh the output from the Lankershim gold mine in California.

 

Hours: Monday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Available daily for group and private tours by appointment,
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA  91346
818-365-7810

Enter the parking lot from Brand Blvd. at its junction with Sepulveda Blvd.
Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

Designations

The Lankershim Reading Room was designated City of Los Angeles Cultural-Historic Landmark #978 in March 2010.