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Olvera Street Cross

 

— El Pueblo de Los Angeles —

 
Olvera Street Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
1. Olvera Street Cross Marker
Inscription.  
The first Olvera Street cross was carved by Mrs. Florence Walker in 1929 to honor the city’s 148th birthday. Over time, weather and erosion requires a newly commissioned art work. The current wooden cross was carved by Mr. Jackie Hadnot and installed on Saturday, April 15, 2017 during the Blessing of the Animals celebration.
 
Erected by Olvera Street Merchants, El Pueblo Park Association, Ynez O’Neill, and Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Hispanic Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is April 15, 2017.
 
Location. 34° 3.418′ N, 118° 14.31′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Olvera Street and Paseo de la Plaza on Olvera 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. First Gas Service in Southern California (here, next to this marker); Simpson/Jones Building (here, next to this marker); The Founders of El Pueblo de Los Angeles (a few steps from this marker); First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States Rule
Olvera Street Cross and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
2. Olvera Street Cross and Marker
This marker is to the left of the window, above the bench.
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(a few steps from this marker); Plaza Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Camero (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Pueblo of Los Angeles (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Angeles Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Also see . . .  The Cross at Olvera Street. Giroux Glass Incorporated entry. (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Olvera Street Cross image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
3. Olvera Street Cross
Inscriptions: “El Pueblo de la Reyna de los Angeles. Felipe de Neve. September Fourth 1781.”
Olvera Street Cross image. Click for full size.
Photographed By vuia Burnt Embers, March 2017
4. Olvera Street Cross
Jackie Hadnot carving a new cross for the end of Olvera Street in Los Angeles – just the third iteration of the cross since the 1700s.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 235 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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Nov. 27, 2022