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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Historical Site

 
 
Historical Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 11, 2018
1. Historical Site Marker
Inscription. This block is the site of:
First brick school house in Los Angeles known as School No. 1, built 1854-1855;
Butterfield Overland Mail Company office and corral, 1858-1861;
Office of U.S. Quartermaster, 1861;
Corral for camels from Fort Tejon, 1861;
and Los Angeles City Hall, built 1884.
 
Erected 1949 by Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 744.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 3.112′ N, 118° 14.738′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of South Spring Street and West Second Street, on the right when traveling south on South Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bradbury Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spring Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lindbergh Beacon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. ¼ mile away); Angel’s Flight (approx.
Historical Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 11, 2018
2. Historical Site Marker
On the south-east corner of the L.A. Times building. Photo taken two days before the newspaper moves out of the iconic building.
0.3 miles away); Route of the Settlers of Los Angeles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bella Union Hotel Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Ironsides (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Historical Site. This is California Historic Landmark No. 744 “The Mirror Building (site of Butterfield Stage Station.) With the exception of the station at El Paso, Texas, this was the largest and best equipped station on the entire route.”
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Camels from Fort Tejon.
 
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Historical Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 11, 2018
3. Historical Site Marker
Today’s City Hall is partially visible across the street, at far right.
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 11, 2018
4. Nearby Marker
Cornerstone of the L.A. Times building.
Times Building Lobby image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 11, 2018
5. Times Building Lobby
Two days before being removed.
Historical Display in Lobby image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 11, 2018
6. Historical Display in Lobby
A worker demolishes The Times’ third building. The Times’ fourth (and present) building is in the background.
Historical Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 4, 2018
7. Historical Site
The historic block with the L.A. Times building is at the lower left. Viewed from City Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Last updated on September 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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