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Pelanconi House

Circa 1855-57

 

— El Pueblo de Los Angeles —

 
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By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
1. Pelanconi House Marker
Inscription.  
The oldest fired brick building in the city, this small square house was built by an Italian settler named Giuseppe Cavacci. It had living quarters on the second floor and a wine cellar below. Cavacci and his partner Giuseppe Gazzo operated a winery across the street. In 1871, wine maker Antonio Pelanconi bought the property and continued operation of the winery. La Golondrina Cafe has been located on the lower floor of the Pelanconi House since 1930.

Sign to left of door:
This is the Pelanconi House, Los Angeles’ first brick edifice, built in 1850. Visitors welcome.

Sign to right of door:
Inside is the wine cellar of the Pelanconi House. The stone fireplace was used to prepare sherry.
Our title search traces back thru 1542.
A genuine mast head center post supports the huge hand-hewn beams.
 
Erected by El Pueblo de Los Angeles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 3.46′ 
Pelanconi House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
2. Pelanconi House Marker
N, 118° 14.272′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Olvera Street south of Cesar E Chavez Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 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. Pure Water from Many Sources (a few steps from this marker); Zanja Madre (a few steps from this marker); Sepulveda House (a few steps from this marker); Old Winery (a few steps from this marker); Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelanconi Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelanconi House & Pelanconi Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Pelanconi House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
3. Pelanconi House
Today it is the La Golondrina Cafe.
Pelanconi House Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
4. Pelanconi House Sign
This is the Pelanconi House. Los Angeles first brick edifice built in 1850. Visitors Welcome.
Pelanconi House Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
5. Pelanconi House Sign
Inside is the wine cellar of the “Pelanconi House.” The stone fireplace was used to prepare sherry. Our title search traces back thru 1542. A genuine masthead center post supports the huge hand-hewn beams.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 5, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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