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

Main Street

La Calle Principal (Main)

 

— El Pueblo de Los Angeles —

 
Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, December 2, 2012
1. Main Street Marker
Inscription.  Main Street is one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles. Originally called by its Spanish name, Calle Principal, it was included in the first survey map of Los Angeles, drawn by Lt. E. O. C. Ord in 1849. The street ran from south of First Street to the north side of the Plaza. In 1883 the City Council passed an ordinance declaring that Bath Street would be widened to become an extension of Main Street. The work was carried out in 1886. In 1890 the portion of Main Street that ran from Arcadia Street to the Plaza was paved with granite paving blocks. With American rule in Los Angeles, street names were changed to their English equivalents during the 1870s.

(plaque opposite)
La Calle Main es una de las calles más antiguas en Los Ángeles. En forma original llamada por su nombre en español, la Calle Principal fue incluida en el primer mapa topográfico de Los Ángeles que dibujó Teniente F.O.C. Ord en 1849. La calle corría desde el sur de First Street (Calle Primera) hasta el lado norte de La Plaza. En 1883 el Consejo Municipal pasó una ordenanza que declaraba que la Calle Bath (Bath Street) seria ampliada
La Calle Principal (Main) Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
2. La Calle Principal (Main) Marker
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para convertirse en una extensión de la Main Street (Calle Principal). El trabajo se llevó a cabo en 1886. En 1890, la porción de Main Street (Calle Principal) que corría desde la Calle Arcadia (Arcadia Street) hasta La Plaza se pavimentó con adoquines de granito. Los nombres de las calles de Los Ángeles se cambiaron al inglés bajo el dominio Americano en la década de 1870.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 34° 3.44′ N, 118° 14.315′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on 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: 560 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. Simpson-Jones Building (a few steps from this marker); Jones Building (a few steps from this marker); Machine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Sister Squares (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Simpson/Jones Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Olvera Street Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); Sepulveda House
Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
3. Main Street Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Gas Service in Southern California (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Store Fronts on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, December 2, 2012
4. Store Fronts on Main Street
Main Street Looking South from Marker Towards Arcadia Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
5. Main Street Looking South from Marker Towards Arcadia Street
 
 
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 485 times since then and 6 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.   5. submitted on December 27, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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