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Pershing Square

 
 
Pershing Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 9, 2018
1. Pershing Square Marker
Inscription.  A portion of the area of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, established during the governorship of Felipe de Neve in 1781. Dedicated as “Public Square” by city ordinance, 1866. Named Central Park in 1893. Renamed in 1918 in honor of John J. Pershing, General of the armies.
 
Erected 1961 by Woodmen of the World.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 34° 2.922′ N, 118° 15.14′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Hill Street and 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on Hill Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Ironsides (a few steps from this marker); Pacific Mutual Building (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oviatt Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Central Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Angel’s Flight (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Vincent Court
Pershing Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 9, 2018
2. Pershing Square Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Banks-Huntley Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Los Angeles Central Library (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Pershing Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 9, 2018
3. Pershing Square Marker
<i>Central Park, Los Angeles, Cal.</i> image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library, circa 1915
4. Central Park, Los Angeles, Cal.
"Mayor Cristobal Aguilar signed Pershing Square into being in 1866. At the time, Pershing Square was called La Plaza Abaja ("The Lower Plaza"). However, it was renamed Pershing Square in 1918 in honor of General John J. Pershing. It is bounded by 5th, 6th, Hill and Olive streets. ..."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on December 13, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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