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Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton

Avila Adobe

 
 
Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 28, 2010
1. Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton Marker
Inscription.
Headquarters of
Com. Robert Field Stockton U.S.N.
January 1847

 
Erected 1930 by Historical Society of Southern California and California History and Landmarks Club.
 
Location. 34° 3.422′ N, 118° 14.261′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Olvera Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the Aliva Adobe 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. Avila Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indians of Southern California (within shouting distance of this marker); Biscailuz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Damien Marchessault (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jones Building (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
More about this marker.
The Avila Adobe - El Paseo de Los Angeles image. Click for full size.
By Gardner Thompson Co., Los Angeles - California Scenic Views
2. The Avila Adobe - El Paseo de Los Angeles
This is the oldest and most historic building in Los Angeles, built in 1818 by Don Francisco Avila. It was occupied as American headquarters in 1847. The rooms are furnished in the period of Early California. Olvera Street was the first main thoroughfare in Los Angeles.
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 . . .  The Stockton Story - California Campaign 1846. The accomplishments of Commander Stockton as told by the 12-year old Sven Johnson. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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