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Plaza Park

Birthplace of Los Angeles

 
 
Plaza Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
1. Plaza Park Marker
Inscription.  Center of the pueblo’s original area of four square leagues. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 64 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 1970. (Marker Number 64.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 3.39′ N, 118° 14.328′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Main Street and Paseo Luis Olivares and Paseo de la Plaza. It is at the base of the octagon bandstand, facing North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Los Pobladores (a few steps from this marker); Carlos III (a few steps from this marker); Felipe de Neve, 1728–84 (within shouting distance of this marker); Christine Sterling (within
Plaza Park — Birthplace of Los Angeles Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
2. Plaza Park — Birthplace of Los Angeles Marker
shouting distance of this marker); The Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Angeles Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Quintero (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosas (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Plaza Park. This Historic-Cultural Monument is bounded by Spring Street, Macy Street, Alameda Street, Arcadia Street, and Cesar E. Chavez Avenue.
 
Octagon Bandstand, Olvera Street Plaza Park, Los Angeles image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
3. Octagon Bandstand, Olvera Street Plaza Park, Los Angeles
Bandstand is at the center of the park. In this December image, a Christmas creche is set up on the bandstand. This marker is not visible in this image. It is in the flower bed similar to the one shown, the next one around on the left.
Plaza Park image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
4. Plaza Park
This view is from Olvera Street.
Plaza Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
5. Plaza Park Marker
Plaza del Pueblo de Los Angeles image. Click for full size.
Unknown photographer, via Wikimedia Commons, 1869
6. Plaza del Pueblo de Los Angeles
Dating from the era of the Pueblo de Los Angeles, The Plaza and "Old Plaza Church" (Mission Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles) in 1869. There is a square main brick reservoir in the middle of the Plaza at the right, which was the terminus of the town's historic lifeline: the Zanja Madre. The Plaza itself was rounded and turned into a traditional ornate plaza, with a fountain that later became the bandstand. The building in the top right background was the Lugo House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 5, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on December 22, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on January 5, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   6. submitted on December 14, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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