Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Location. 34° 3.439′ N, 118° 14.281′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Olvera Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Machine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States Rule (within shouting distance of this marker); Biscailuz Building (within shouting distance Damien Marchessault (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Los Angeles.
Regarding Avila Adobe. This adobe house was built ca. 1818 by Don Francisco Avila, alcalde (mayor) of Los Angeles in 1810. Used as Commodore Robert Stockton's headquarters in 1847, it was repaired by private subscription in 1929-30 when Olvera Street was opened as a Mexican marketplace. It is the oldest existing house in Los Angeles. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
Also see . . . Avila Adobe. An article from the publication Historic Adobes of Los Angeles, by John R. Kelbasa tells the history from its beginning through the current restoration. (Submitted on January 1, 2012.)
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
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