Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
El Edificio Hammel
— El Pueblo de Los Angeles —
As Olvera Street was transformed into a Mexican market place in 1930, it was necessary to provide public access to the building from Olvera Street and staircases had to be constructed to the ground floor of the Hammel Building. Small basements were excavated in the 1940s to provide additional shops for Olvera Street merchants. Although the Main Street façade has not changed significantly, the Olvera Street façade has been altered and repaired over the years.
Cuando la Calle Olvera se transformó en un mercado Mexicano en 1930, fue necesario proveer acceso al edificio de la misma, y se tuvieron que construir escaleras para poder llegar al piso que está al nivel del suelo en el Edificio Hammel. En la década de 1940 se excavaron pequeños sótanos para proveer de más tiendas a los comerciantes de la Calle Olvera. Si bien la fachada que da a la Calle Principal (Main) no ha cambiado en forma significativa, la fachada que da a la Calle Olvera sí ha sido cambiado y reparada a través de los años.
Erected by El Pueblo de Los Angeles.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 34° 3.476′ N, 118° 14.282′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 642 Main 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. Pelanconi Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); Italian Hall (a few steps from this marker); Pelanconi House & Pelanconi Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (within shouting distance of this marker); Sepúlveda House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelanconi House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sepulveda House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pure Water from Many Sources (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.