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Parley Johnson house opens for tours

DOWNEY – The Assistance League of Downey announced that it will sell tickets at the door for admission to this weekend’s open house of its Casa de Parley Johnson, a magnificent 6,000 square-foot Monterey Colonial estate with spectacular grounds built in the 1920s.

This weekend will mark the first time in many years that the historic masterpiece will be opened to the public.

Casa de Parley Johnson will be open on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20 from noon to 4 p.m.

For a $15 ticket, visitors will receive a docent-guided tour of the beautiful mansion at 7749 Florence Avenue that was built to be the home of citrus rancher Parley Johnson and his wife Gypsy.

In addition to tours of the house, visitors will be able to enjoy homemade baked goods, craft items, cupboard treasures, collectibles, food and entertainment, and an assortment of vendors during the two-day celebration.

Advance tickets are available at the Assistance League’s Second Tyme Around Thrift Shop at 11026 Downey Avenue.

For more information about the event, call (562) 869-0232.

Published: Oct. 17, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 27

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