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Jones Building

El Edificio Jones

 

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By Kevin Vincent, December 2, 2012
1. Jones Building Marker
Inscription.  Doria Deighton Jones was the widow of wealthy industrial John Jones who died in 1876. The Jones family formerly lived in a large adobe home which was torn down in 1886 when Bath Street was widened and made an extension of Main Street. Doria had at first planned to build a hotel on the three lots where the adobe stood, but instead, because the area was changing from residential to industrial usage, she constructed a flat-roofed one-story building divided into five separate machine shops.

One unit of the Jones Building was originally used as a cigar store and shooting gallery, while the rest of the building housed machine shops, plumbing and tin shops, harness and leather shops, and blacksmith shops. After Olvera Street became a Mexican market place in 1930, the front entrances of the Jones Building were reversed so that they opened on Olvera Street.

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Doria Deighton Jones era la viuda del rico industrialista John Jones, que falleció en 1876. La familia Jones vivía con anterioridad en una gran casa de adobe que fue derrumbada en 1886 cuando se amplió la Calle Bath (Bath Street) y se la convirtió
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By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
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en una extensión de la Calle Principal (Main). Al principio Doria había planeado construir un hotel en los tres lotes en donde había estado el adobe, pero a causa de que el área estaba cambiando de uso residencial a industrial, en su lugar construyó un edificio de techo plano de un solo piso dividido en cinco talleres separados para maquinaria.

Una unidad del Edificio Jones se usó originalmente como tabaquería y galería de tiro al blanco, mientras que el resto del edificio alberque talleres de maquinaria, talleres de plomería y hojalatería, de arneses y de cuero, y talleres de herrería. Después de que la Calle Olvera se se convirtió en mercado Mexicano en 1930, las entradas frontales del Edificio Jones se invirtieron de forma tal que se fretaban hacía la Calle Olvera.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 34° 3.448′ N, 118° 14.307′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on North Main Street south of East Cesar Chavez Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 592 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 marker. Machine Shop (a few steps from this marker); Main Street (a few steps from this marker); Sepulveda House (within shouting distance
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By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
3. Jones Building / El Edificio Jones Marker
of this marker); Sister Squares (within shouting distance of this marker); Sepúlveda House (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpson-Jones Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelanconi House & Pelanconi Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Sepulveda House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
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By Kevin Vincent, December 2, 2012
4. Jones Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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