Voted “Best Underground Date Night 2009″ and “Best Escape From Corporate Entertainment 2010″ by The LA Weekly
Historical Monument # 157, also referred to as The Horace P Dibble House, is a community creative collective home on the California Historical landmark list.
Based in a beautiful victorian house in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Lincoln Heights, we function as a music venue, gallery, live/work space, farm, and location for public and private events, film/photo shoots, cinema screenings, eco-workshops, and more. Our resident artists work tirelessly to bring the good stuff your way.
The resident artists and satellite members of HM157 work daily to bring you the best of art and music in LA. Our member artists possess diverse and highly useful skill-sets and most work as freelance artists when not driving HM157.
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The Mystery Machine
We are very proud of our main projection artist: The Mystery Machine. If you have attended one of our happenings & found yourself slack jawed whilst beholding the exquisite visual display on the neighboring building that forms our stage backdrop… that is the Mystery Machine live V-J experience. Learn More →
“Historic Monument No. 157 is a mildly rundown old Victorian in East L.A. How it became a hub for hipsters, artists and people of all ages is due to its quirky inhabitants, Brother Reid Maxwell, the quiet man of the house, and Sister Charon Nogues, an eccentric stylist, visionary and booker for the living/event space.
They turned the bottom floor into a revolving art space, part-time gallery, music venue, backdrop for book readings, discussions and political powwows.
For a very modest donation at the door, guests enter through the Storyville-esque front porch and either meet in the multicolored salons, or out back, where there’s a stage, fire pit and sound system.
On any given night you can find something cool going on, from square dancing to belly dancing and the best in local underground music,” says the LA Weekly.
The collective at HM157 is currently seeking to establish non-profit status to help raise funds to restore the historical monument to its previous glory. If you would like to help, please donate or get in touch to see how you can volunteer. All money raised from donations to this website will be used towards renovation projects. Visit our Restoration Project page for more details.