Bonnie Brae House.

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Los Angeles, California

William J. Seymour was banished from a Los Angeles mission when he claimed that being "filled" with the Holy Spirit was invariably accompanied by speaking in tongues. He and his ousted followers moved to this nearby house, and on April 9, 1906, several of them got filled at once. Their shouts were so loud that it upset the neighbors, the press found out, and the ensuing publicity resulted in many miracles of healing, much additional shouting, and the birth of Pentecostalism.

Speaking in Tongues Began Here

Bonnie Brae House Museum

216 N. Bonnie Brae St., Los Angeles, CA
Bonnie Brae House Museum. Downtown. Hollywood Freeway/US 101 exit 4A. Turn south onto Alvarado St., drive two blocks, turn left onto Court St., then make the fourth right onto Bonnie Brae St. The house is on the left, halfway down the block. Over on 312 Azusa St., a plaque marks the site of the now-demolished mission.
Weekends only; visitors must remove shoes. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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