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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, Mexican-American.
 
Location. 34° 3.446′ N, 118° 14.279′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Olvera Street north of Paseo De La Plaza, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Aliva Adobe at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Olvera St, Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sepulveda House (a few steps from this marker); Old Winery (a few steps from this marker); Avila Adobe (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Avila Adobe (a few steps from this marker); Sister Squares (a few steps from this marker); Pelanconi House
Headquarters of Com. Stockton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 7, 2019
2. Headquarters of Com. Stockton Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pure Water from Many Sources (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Sepulveda House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
More about this marker. 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.) 
 
Commodore Robert Field Stockton image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Commodore Robert Field Stockton
Engraved by T. Johnson from The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Vol. XL, No. 5, September 1890.
The Avila Adobe - El Paseo de Los Angeles image. Click for full size.
By Gardner Thompson Co., Los Angeles - California Scenic Views
4. 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on May 8, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on December 26, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on May 8, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 1, 2012. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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