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Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bella Union Hotel Site

 
 
Bella Union Hotel Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Drew W, September 15, 2012
1. Bella Union Hotel Site Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot stood the Bella Union Hotel, long a social and political center. Here, on October 7, 1858, the first Butterfield Overland Mail stage from the East arrived 21 days after leaving St. Louis. Warren Hall was the driver, and Waterman Ormsby, a reporter, the only through passenger.
 
Erected 1958 by The California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. (Marker Number 656.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the California Historical Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 34° 3.279′ N, 118° 14.462′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Temple Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on the wall at Fletcher Bowron Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North 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
Bella Union Hotel Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 6, 2018
2. Bella Union Hotel Site Marker
At Fletcher Bowron Square, with the Triforium, a colorful music and light display opened in 1975 with performances by local high school musicians (including me, -CB).
marker. Los Angeles Star (a few steps from this marker); Garnier Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merced Theatre (about 700 feet away); Chinese Massacre (about 700 feet away); The Lindbergh Beacon (about 700 feet away); Pico House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plaza Fire House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forced Removal of Mexican Americans (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Also see . . .  The Bella Union Hotel. (Submitted on September 27, 2012.)
 
Across The Street image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 6, 2018
3. Across The Street
Looking south-west at the opposite corner from the marker, Los Angeles City Hall, opened in 1928.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2012, by Drew W of Vista, California. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2012, by Drew W of Vista, California.   2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 27, 2020