According to most accounts, when Jack Parsons' father died (circa the early '40s), Parsons inherited a mansion and coach-house at 1003 South Orange Grove Avenue in Pasadena, California. To the shock of the neighbors, the place became a haven for Bohemians and atheists, who were the sort of people to whom Parsons liked to rent out rooms.
The lodge headquarters was moved to this location, making use of two rooms in the house: the bedroom (which became a properly decorated temple), and a wood-panelled library dominated by an enormous portrait of Aleister Crowley.
According to a story told by L. Sprague DeCamp
(most recently appearing in the June 24, 1990 Los
Angeles Times, p. A35), at one point the police -- who had heard neighbors'
reports of a ritual in which a nude pregnant woman jumped nine times through
a fire in the yard -- came to investigate, but Parsons put them off by
emphasizing his scientific credentials.