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Machine Shop

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

 
 
Machine Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, December 2, 2012
1. Machine Shop Marker
Inscription. The Machine Shop is a one-and-a-half story building that was built on Main Street around 1910. It is located on the site of what is believed to have been the stables of Doria Deighton Jones' adobe home which was torn down in 1886, and was built by her daughter, Constance Jones Simpson. The first tenants of the building were engaged in such industries as tinsmithing, electroplating, metal patterning and machining.

With the advent of the Mexican market place on Olvera Street in 1930, the uses of the Machine Shop were changed and the front doors were opened on Olvera Street, rather than Main Street. The first tenant was the "Leo Carrillo Theatre," followed by the "Olvera Street Puppet Theatre." The proscenium arch and segment of the stage still survive.
 
Location. 34° 3.45′ N, 118° 14.31′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Main Street west of East Cesar Chavez Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 592 North Main Street, Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jones Building (here, next to this marker); Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Avila Adobe
Machine Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent
2. Machine Shop Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States Rule (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Spanish Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton (about 300 feet away); Los Angeles Plaza (about 300 feet away); Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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