Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Historic Olvera Street Square — Musical Garibaldi Square
— El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park —
Birthplace of Los Angeles
Musical Garibaldi Square
Heart of folklore in Mexico City
The solemn ceremony declaring Plaza Olvera and Plaza Garibaldi sister squares was witnessed on this day, twenty sixth of May, nineteen hundred and seventy nine by Tom Brady, Mayor of Los Angeles and Carlos Hank Gonzalez, Mayor of Mexico City.
Corazón folclórico de México
Distrito Federal, República Mexicana
La Histórica Plaza y Calle Olvera
Cuña de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles California
La ceremonia de hermandad fue honrada y testificada por los Señores Carlos Hank Gonzales, Regente de la Ciudad de México y Tom Bradley, Alcalde de Los Ángeles.
Erected 1979 by the Mayors of Mexico City and Los Angeles.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 34° 3.44′ N, 118° 14.291′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Olvera Street south of East Cesar Estrada Chavez Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Olvera Street, 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. Avila Adobe (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Avila Adobe (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton (a few steps from this marker); Sepulveda HouseJones Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Machine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Sepulveda House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Winery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Also see . . .
1. Olvera-Street.com. Excerpt:
Olvera Street, known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” is a Mexican Marketplace that recreates a romantic “Old Los Angeles” with a block-long narrow, tree-shaded, brick-lined market with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, restaurants, and gift shops. There are several historical museums to visit too. Olvera Street was created in 1930 “to preserve and present the customs and trades of early California.” Many of the merchants on Olvera Street today are descended from the original vendors. They continue to create traditional events and celebrations free to the public!(Submitted on December 20, 2020.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Plaza Garibaldi. Excerpt:
The Plaza is known as Mexico City’s home of mariachi music. At all hours of the day and night, mariachi bands can(Submitted on December 20, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.