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El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

El Pueblo is 44 acres bounded by Alameda, Arcadia, Spring and Macy Streets This is the founding site of the City of Los Angeles. It includes Olvera Street, a Mexican marketplace with shops and restaurants Avila Adobe, the oldest house in Los Angeles (1818), Masonic Hall built in 1858.

Old Plaza was the center of activities in the old pueblo of Los Angeles and contains a kiosk, century old Moreton Bay fig trees, and statues of Felipe de Neve (leader of the group that founded of the city in 1781) and King Carlos II, ruler of Spain. Old Plaza Church (Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles) is the oldest church in the city which was completed in 1822 by the Franciscans.

Old Plaza Firehouse built in 1884 houses an original chemical wagon, antique firefighting equipment and historic photographs Pico House once an elegant hotel built in 1870 by Pio Pico, the last governor of California under the Mexican flag Sepulveda House a two-story Eastlake Victorian building constructed in 1887.

It was once a boarding house with shops and currently houses the visitor center. During April/May, 1995 Archeological Consulting Services (ACS) have unearthed items from the native American period and treasures from the Spanish occupation of the area (1781 to 1820), the Mexican era (1820 to 1850) and the American period which dates from California's 1850 entrance to the Union. They have uncovered tools, ceramics, bones, bottles, beads and other items from a pit located behind a store at the northwest corner of Olvera Street, the oldest thoroughfare in the City.

GPS Coordinates

1 -- Olvera Street
Decimal Lat: 34.0569931 / Lon: -118.2384565

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument



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