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History

History

 

1924

Adolph Larson envisioned a “cozy Christian home to rest when the sun goeth down for worthy aged Norwegians” and convinced his fellow Men’s Brotherhood of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Los Angeles to join him in creating Solheim Lutheran Home. Solheim was dedicated on 4/24/1924. 

1925

Original 12 room Chambers House cottage at 2236 Myrtle Avenue in Eagle Rock. Myrtle would become Merton in 1925 when Eagle Rock was incorporated into Los Angeles.

Two cottages were added to the original Chambers House by Mrs. Anderton. 

 

 

1932

Men’s cottage, 4 bedrooms and a single bath, added in the southwest of the original cottage in 1932. 

1940

September 15, 1940, the addition known as “the Annex” was dedicated. 

 

 

1941 - 1943

An acre of land with two cottages known as Lot #65 was purchased in 1941.

Despite the austerity of the War Years, Solheim celebrated its 20th anniversary on November 21, 1943.

1950

Superintendent’s House 

 

 

1951

Solheim Guests aka Residents 

1954

October 1954 Main Building phase one completed 

 

1965

Skilled Nursing Facility completed in June 1965 

1981

Manor building completed 

 

 

1986

First Solheim van

1987

Groundbreaking for new skilled nursing building 

 

 

1989

Skilled Nursing building completed

1990

Main entrance Merton-Manor completed

 

 

2001

California Courtyard and Halvorson Special Care Unit Dedication 

2003

80th Anniversay 

2006

Purchase of the Eagle Rock Hardware and Lumber site for future expansion

2013

90th Anniversary Gala

  

 

2015

Halvorson Renovation

2015

Lobby Renovation 

 



2016

Solheim Exterior Renovation

Chapel Over Time

Left: 1980's
Right: 2016

 

 

Dining Room Over Time

From top to bottom: 1995, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2016

Animal Ambassadors

Timmy, Lily, and Suzie

  

2236 Merton Ave
Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)
CA 90041
(323) 257-7518
info@solheimsenior.org

LICENSES

DHCS License:
970000049

DSS License:
​191802082

DSS Certificate of Authority 121

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