Pomona’s newest landmark is known for its connection to America’s most-loved collie. But the house no longer has borders.
The fence around the so-called “Lassie House” came down, as did a hedge and a towering tree. And its new owners are midway through an extensive renovation that will add new meaning to the phrase open house.
Lassie and actor Jon Provost participate in The Hollywood Show held at Westin LAX Hotel on July 13, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Jon Provost received his big acting break at 2-years-old and would go on to work with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars — including TV’s most famous canine.
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Lassie came home, in the original novel and 1943 movie. And on Sunday, Timmy came home too.
Jon Provost, the child actor who played Lassie’s pal Timmy Martin on TV from 1957-1964, returned to see 1195 Washington Ave. in Pomona, the house where he had lived from 1954-1959, and participate in its dedication as the Lassie House.