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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California and Vicinity
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|Who for twenty winters carried the mail over the mountains
to isolated camps, rescuing the lost and giving succor to those in need along the way.
Born 1827 Died 1876 — — Map (db m101465) HM|
| The Pony Express was an ultra-fast but short-lived mail service that ran between the East and West from 1860 to 1861. The roughly 1,900-mile route began in Missouri and passed through Wyoming and Utah before crossing the Sierra Nevada mountain . . . — — Map (db m76323) HM|
| In violation of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany initiated an ambitious military rearmament program to restore its military strength; covert air reconnaissance missions commenced. Germany began to secure its national borders.
On January 26, . . . — — Map (db m130810) HM WM|
|For Old College, USC’s second-oldest building,
September 20, 1948 marked the beginning of
the end. Exactly 64 years to the day alter its cornerstone was laid, USC President Fred Fagg announced that the structure had outlived its usefulness. . . . — — Map (db m130178) HM|
|Archaeological evidence indicates that Indian villages were located in Ferndell Canyon. — — Map (db m122444) HM|
|His given name is the Trojan Shrine, but he is best-known by his nickname: Tommy Trojan. Probably the most popular and
recognizable member of the Trojan Family, he is a physical and symbolic rallying point for the entire university.
Tommy . . . — — Map (db m129746) HM|
15, 1885, the
eight men and women who
made up USC’s first two graduating classes gathered in
a two-story wooden structure called the University
Building to establish an alumni association. The group
adopted a temporary constitution and . . . — — Map (db m128326) HM|
|Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — — Map (db m114042) WM|
|Granted on March 22, 1843 to Maria Ygnacia Verdugo in confirmation of an earlier Spanish concession made to Vicente Feliz in 1795.
Later owned by famous California pioneers Antonio Coronel and James Lick.
Colonel Griffith Jenkins Griffith, in . . . — — Map (db m120976) HM|
|USC’s international roots are broad and deep, reaching back to its founding in 1880. Two
of the three original donors of land to the university were foreign-born, and almost from the start, its stewards were casting their eyes overseas.
. . . — — Map (db m138118) HM|
|Built in 1901 by Colonel J. W. Eddy, lawyer, engineer, and friend of President Lincoln, Angel's Flight is said to be the world's shortest incorporated railway. The counterbalanced cars, controlled by cables, travel a 33 percent grade for 315 . . . — — Map (db m160015) HM|
| Curtis Mosby, the conductor of the Dixieland Blue Blowers, opened the Apex on Thanksgiving 1928. The classy nightclub was home to revues featuring beautiful showgirls in extravagant costumes. Johnny Otis led the house band, but Alabam . . . — — Map (db m144912) HM|
|Automobile Club of Southern California; headquarters building of the pioneer motoring club; founded 1900; built in Spanish Colonial style. — — Map (db m131042) HM|
| This is the oldest existing house in Los Angeles. Built about 1818 by Don Francisco Avila, it was occupied briefly as American headquarters in 1847. Severely damaged in the earthquake of 1971, the house is now restored as an example of California . . . — — Map (db m133592) HM|
|44th President of the United States, made his first political speech - - a protest against South African apartheid - - on this plaza February 18, 1981 — — Map (db m130069) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m59812) HM|
|The Wall Along Wilshire features ten sections of the original Berlin Wall. Measuring nearly forty feet wide, it is the world’s longest stretch of the Wall outside of Germany. The Wall Along Wilshire was assembled in 2009 as a component of The Wall . . . — — Map (db m125316) HM|
|This building, located on the site of the Juan Sepulveda adobe, was designed as the United Methodist Church Conference Headquarters and the Plaza Community Center. Today it serves as the Consulate-General of Mexico. In 1968, the building was . . . — — Map (db m54751) HM|
| Mining Tycoon
Makes His Mark
His name endures in the eponymous town of wealth and horseflesh set against the San Gabriel Mountains, but mining tycoon Louis Bradbury made his loveliest mark on Southern California with the . . . — — Map (db m160017) HM|
| Treasure hunters believe there is 20th-century loot hidden at the Bowl. Many have searched, but the treasure is still a mystery.
The legend of the Cahuenga Pass treasure begins in 1864 when, under Napoleon's rule, France invaded Mexico and . . . — — Map (db m129805) HM|
|For many decades, the Trojan Spirit has been rooted in USC’s rich campus life. In each era, however, the environment that has fostered
that spirit has taken on a radically different character.
The university’s first students filled their . . . — — Map (db m130079) HM|
| This monument is dedicated to Capt. Lou Lenart and to all U.S. Marine Corps and Navy pilots who flew the F4-U or FG-1D Corsair in combat during World War II.
“Most of my experience with the Corsair was in close support of our ground . . . — — Map (db m118074) HM WM|
|We dedicate the planting of these 100 trees on this date as part of a beautification project in honor of J. Harvey McCarthy, a pioneer in the field of urban planning, who developed Carthay Circle as a cohesive residential community in 1924. That our . . . — — Map (db m106331) HM|
|Visited the USC campus in 1982, 1985 and 1989.
“The end of all education should surely be service to others” • “El próposito de toda educacíon verdaderamente deberia servir a otros” — — Map (db m130214) HM|
| The Adventures Begin
Charles Fletcher Lummis was a journalist, adventurer, preservationist, librarian, poet, and life-long activist on behalf of Native Americans. He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1859. His mother died of . . . — — Map (db m135777) HM|
|The heart-tugging reunion in The Kid  played between Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp and his “adopted” son [Jackie Coogan] remains one of the most emotionally charged scenes in all of film history. Remarkably, the setting for this . . . — — Map (db m129617) HM|
| Panel 1: Chester Stock, Ph.D. January 28, 1892 - December 7, 1950 Paleontalogist
Chief curator of science - Los Angeles County Museum Chairman of the Division of Geological Sciences California Institute of Technology who, encouraged . . . — — Map (db m51436) HM|
| Panel 1: This monument is the oldest surviving structure
of Chinese settlement in the Los Angeles area.
It illustrates the use of traditional ceremonies
brought from China and honors the lives
of 19th century Chinese Americans. . . . — — Map (db m149116) HM|
| Chinese immigrants established their first community in Los Angeles in what is now part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. By 1870 about two hundred Chinese had settled in
Los Angeles Street across from the Garnier Building, then . . . — — Map (db m140033) HM|
|Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451; Died May 20, 1506, at the age of 55, in Valladolid, Spain; Sailed to the New World under the coat of arms of Castile and Aragon; Landed October 12, 1492 at the isle of San Salvador in the West Indies; Made three . . . — — Map (db m126092) HM|
| Tall, Dark And Prosperous
City National Plaza’s sleek, gleaming, granite-sheathed, 52-story twin towers are monuments to Los Angeles’ long history and oil
capital, and to the banking money that followed the black gold.
For more . . . — — Map (db m149013) HM|
|The Arroyo Seco flows down from the San Gabriel Mountains to join the Los Angeles River on its way to the ocean. This spot, where the two rivers flow together, the “confluence”, is near the birthplace of the city of Los Angeles. . . . — — Map (db m145223) HM|
|This street is named for Damien Marchessault, a French Canadian, who served twice as mayor of Los Angeles - from 1859-1860 and again from 1861-1865. During his terms in office, the Plaza Church was rebuilt and the City Gas Company was organized. . . . — — Map (db m54748) HM|
|This fountain is a
to the Gallant Pioneers of ’49
of whom Daniel O. McCarthy, patriot, miner, leader, was an outstanding example. He was born [in] Raleigh, N.C., August 24, 1830. Died Los Angeles, August 13, 1919. Through his . . . — — Map (db m101457) HM|
From pueblo to metropolis, the history of the City of Los Angeles is indelibly linked with the development of community
water and power supplies. This building is dedicated to that enduring relationship past, present and future.
Water for . . . — — Map (db m155788) HM|
| In 1913, Edward A. Dickson, a 33-year-old Los Angeles business and civic leader, became the first Southern Californian appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. At that time, the only University of California campus was in . . . — — Map (db m127625) HM|
Site of Walt Disney’s original animation studio in Los Angeles 2719 Hyperion Avenue 1926-1940 — — Map (db m143586) HM|
|Commemorating 50 years of power service to the citizens of Los Angeles beginning November 13, 1916
from this distributing station. — — Map (db m134909) HM|
|In September 1940, during the Battle of Britain, there was formed in Yorkshire a Royal Air Force Squadron manned by American volunteers. This was 71 (Eagle) Squadron, joined in 1941 by 121 (Eagle) and 133 (Eagle) squadrons.
244 American and 16 . . . — — Map (db m51500) HM|
|This plaque marks the location of the original northwest corner of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, founded on September 4, 1781, and established by survey in 1849. — — Map (db m138411) HM|
|Ennis Brown House - 1924. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A master work by America’s foremost architect. — — Map (db m148411) HM|
| Established in 1877, Evergreen Cemetery is the oldest secular cemetery still operating
in Los Angeles and is the final resting place of many prominent Los Angeles citizens.
At its inception, Evergreen Cemetery dedicated land for a public . . . — — Map (db m149115) HM|
Born on the island of Majorca, off the coast of Spain, Father Serra was ordained in Palma where he taught for fifteen years before being sent to Mexico as a missionary in 1749. In 1769 he became Padre Presidente of the Franciscan . . . — — Map (db m54556) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m137005) HM|
| Built by
Fire Station No. 1,
Streamline Moderne style. Architects — Public Works Administration.
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 156. — — Map (db m134911) HM|
|On this corner, March 30, 1916,
was erected the first pole of the
municipal electric distribution system of the City of Los Angeles.
This plaque placed February 5, 1952,
by the Department of Water and Power
as a part of the commemoration . . . — — Map (db m147324) HM|
|The Hebrew Benevolent Society of Los Angeles (1854), first charitable organization in the city, acquired this site from the city council by deed of April 9, 1855. This purchase of a sacred burial ground represented the first organized community . . . — — Map (db m122688) HM|
| The Founders of the City of Los Angeles Lara · Mesa · Moreno · Rosas · Camero · Rosas · Navarro · Villavicencio · Rodriguez · Quintero · Vanegas
Before 1850, the chief executive of the pueblo was the alcalde, who sat on the . . . — — Map (db m55296) HM|
|The Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California met for the first time on September 3, 1880, culminating years of efforts by leaders of the Methodist Episcopal Conference of Southern California. The Board accepted the gift of this . . . — — Map (db m129945) HM|
| Beginning in 1929, government authorities and certain private sector entities in California and throughout the United States undertook an aggressive program to forcibly remove persons of Mexican ancestry from the United States. In . . . — — Map (db m141610) HM|
|On this site stood
Fort Moore built by the
Mormon Battalion during
the War with Mexico
This memorial honors the troops who helped to win the South West.
The Flag of the United States was raised here on July 4th 1847
by United . . . — — Map (db m128896) HM|
Established here July 29, 1879, to the Glory of GOD and to the Preservation of the Republic.
An institution of higher learning dedicated to the search for and the dissemination of the truth to freedom of thought and discussion. To intelligent, . . . — — Map (db m130534) HM|
| Philippe Garnier, a settler from Gap, France, hired Abraham Edelman to design this brick and sandstone building for Chinese tenants. This was the oldest and most significant building of the original Chinatown of Los Angeles which was located here. . . . — — Map (db m155778) HM|
| Placed high above the towering main entrance, nine enrobed figures stand vigil and greet visitors to LAC+USC General Hospital and half-way up the building, three classically robed figures stand atop columns in window niches.
Completed . . . — — Map (db m145460) HM|
|On November 3, 1954, Toho Studios in Japan released a monster movie that was an allegory of the atomic bombings and fire raids visited upon the Japanese during the closing months of the Second World War. Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, directed by . . . — — Map (db m134631) HM|
| 75 Years Ago
Walt Disney made Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs.
Emelia Erhart disappeared flying around the world.
The Golden Gate Bridge opened.
The Hindenburg crashed.
Franklin Roosevelt was President.
Shirley Temple . . . — — Map (db m137297) HM|
|Gwynn Wilson, an exemplary student who graduated in 1921, has enhanced the University in many ways. He served USC with great distinction as a student body president and as president of the General Alumni Association. As general manager of the . . . — — Map (db m128482) HM|
A superb example of the Queen Anne - Eastlake Style.
Restored through the devotion of thousands of admirers. — — Map (db m117173) HM|
The Citizens of Los Angeles County
In December 1916 by
Captain Allan Hancock
With a request that the scientific
features be preserved
First historic reference to the tar pools
Recorded in the diary of . . . — — Map (db m126874) HM|
Com. Robert Field Stockton U.S.N.
January 1847 — — Map (db m133591) HM|
|This historic palm tree stood for more than 25 years at the entrance of the Southern Pacific Station. At this railroad portal of the city it became a familiar landmark to many thousands of Los Angeles and Southern California citizens and visitors . . . — — Map (db m155323) HM|
|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, . . . — — Map (db m123038) HM|
| Hollyhock House, as part of the 20th-century architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, has been inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Inscription on this List confirms that this property deserves for the benefit of all humanity because of its . . . — — Map (db m154492) HM|
Retaining Walls and
Built 1923 Declared 1991
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 535 — — Map (db m31537) HM|
| On June 24, 1971, an explosion and fire took the lives of seventeen construction workers building a tunnel in Sylmar, California. The tunnel was being built for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and . . . — — Map (db m126024) HM|
|Erected in memory of the heroes of the glorious Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1956. A symbol of man’s yearning for freedom everywhere. — — Map (db m125328) WM|
| Homage to Our Mexican-American Heroes
Veterans of America's Wars.
Covered with glory, their ideals of service provide power to America, for peace and for human dignity. Long live America during this time of such power.
Homenaje a . . . — — Map (db m153408) HM|
|In memory of our ancestors, the Gabrieleños, who inhabited the Pueblo of Los Angeles, and called it Yangna. They lived in harmony with Mother Earth. May they now be in peace in the spiritual world. — — Map (db m112688) HM|
|In August 1994, USC opened the doors to a revolutionary new facility destined to help redefine the nature and function of the modern university library. Conceived as a gateway to knowledge, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library was designed . . . — — Map (db m130207) HM|
|One of the popular after-hours joints. Jack’s was famous for chicken and fries. — — Map (db m144913) HM|
|Key scenes from the
classic motion picture "Rebel Without a Cause"
were filmed at the Griffith Observatory
in Spring 1955. Although many movies
have been filmed at Griffith Observatory,
"Rebel Without a Cause"was the first to
portray the . . . — — Map (db m20240) HM|
| Text on the plaque attached to the south face of the base beneath the tall column in the northwest corner [traditionally the Japanese/Japanese-American section of the cemetery]:
In Sacred Memory
This memorial is reverently placed here . . . — — Map (db m74081) HM WM|
|First American to discover a route overland from the east to California. Explorer - Fur Trader - Missionary This boulder was brought from El Cajon Pass through which the pathfinder came in 1826. Placed here A.D. 1924 by Ramona Parlor 109, Native . . . — — Map (db m106328) HM|
|This plaza, located on the site of the 1984 Olympic village, honors a great Trojan instrumental in bringing the Olympic Games to Los Angeles.
A 1956 graduate of the USC Gould School of Law, he served with distinction on the USC Board of . . . — — Map (db m128301) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m64218) HM|
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|Vital contributor to Los Angeles’ artistic development through the fine art of stained glass. — — Map (db m130202) HM|
| A New Kind of Health Plan
In the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, a
young surgeon named Sidney Garfield operated a small
12-bed hospital in the Mojave Desert, treating the
thousands of laborers working on the Colorado . . . — — Map (db m158186) HM|
James B. Lankershim. Born Charleston, MO, March 24, 1850. Died Oct. 16, 1931. Commissioned Capt. Troop D Calvary 1st Brigade, N.G.O. Aug. 9, 1895 and Lieutenant Colonel N.G.O. July 21, 1903.
Near here . . . — — Map (db m125561) HM|
|This site is dedicated to the Latino-American Heroes who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for bravery. For love of country, they performed above and beyond the call of duty.
Heroes y . . . — — Map (db m74096) WM|
|The record-breaking F-104 Starfighter was created by Clarence L “Kelly" Johnson and his Advanced Development Projects engineering unit (the "Skunk Works") at the Lockheed-California Company in Burbank. Johnson received the Collier Trophy in . . . — — Map (db m137699) HM|
|This stadium was originally completed in 1923. It was partially redesigned and enlarged for the 1932 Olympic Games. Both designs were by architects John & Donald B. Parkinson. The Coliseum has witnessed many important sports, political, and . . . — — Map (db m116751) HM|
|This site was part of the lands originally granted to El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781 by the King of Spain, Carlos III, under the Spanish Law of the Indies. The first plaza of the pueblo had been located to the southeast, closer to the . . . — — Map (db m120903) HM|
|Southern California's first newspaper, The Los Angeles Star, was founded in this block on May 17, 1851 and for many years exerted a major influence upon this part of the state. Suspended temporarily from 1864 to 1868, it continued later as an . . . — — Map (db m125413) HM|
|Thomas “Tom” Bradley, the five-term mayor of Los Angeles (1973-1993), attended this
campus when it was John H. Francis Polytechnic High School. He was LA's beloved mayor
and responsible in large part for the city's explicit celebration . . . — — Map (db m138298) HM|
|Constructed by the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads, opened on May 7, 1939. It was considered to be the most impressive railroad station of its type in the entire west.
In it's heyday the terminal covered 52 acres, . . . — — Map (db m119212) HM|
|The curtain first rose on USC’s distinguished contributions to cinema on February 6, 1929, when Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., ascended the stage in Bovard Auditorium and delivered the opening lecture for the nation’s first university course in film. The . . . — — Map (db m130658) HM|
|Built by Charles F. Lummis, writer, editor, founder Southwest Museum.
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 68. — — Map (db m154345) HM|
|The Machine Shop is a one-and-a-half story building that was built on Main Street around 1910. It is located on the site of what is believed to have been the stables of Doria Deighton Jones' adobe home which was torn down in 1886, and was built by . . . — — Map (db m64220) HM|
| [Upper Marker]
This is the birthplace of motion picture comedy. Here the genius of Mack Sennett took root and grew to laughter heard around the world. Here movie history was made. Here stars were born. Here reigned, and still reigns . . . — — Map (db m120327) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m64219) HM|
|Harry Hay founded the Mattachine Society on this hillside on November 11, 1950. — — Map (db m131767) HM|
|The Merced Theatre was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest structures erected in Los Angeles for the presentation of dramatic performances. It served as the center of theatrical activity in the city from 1871 to 1876. The theatre was built by . . . — — Map (db m120901) HM|
All California State Parks must have either unique physical or historical assets. In 2000, the fate of this State Park hung partially on the question of whether physical traces of history could really be found here. The game-changing evidence was . . . — — Map (db m120910) HM|
|In 2012 this bridge replaced the historic Mulholland Drive overcrossing that was demolished to accommodate the widening of the San Diego Freeway (I-405). Built in 1959, the original bridge was determined eligible for listing on the National Register . . . — — Map (db m125489) HM|
| The Valley Below
Mulholland Drive runs along the ridgeline of the Santa Monica Mountains between Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. From here you can see a small portion of the 345-square-mile valley bounded by the Santa Susana . . . — — Map (db m129930) HM|
|Designed as the largest enclosed structure without columns in the world by noted California architects Robert Clements & Associates, this Art Deco building, constructed between 1938 and 1941 by the WPA, is the largest and second-oldest Navy Reserve . . . — — Map (db m147662) HM|
has been designated a
This property possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America.
The Neutra VDL Demonstration . . . — — Map (db m120934) HM|
Formerly a Nike Missile control site, U.S. Army 1956-1968.
Currently San Vicente Mountain Park, gateway to the Big Wild.
Restricted entry, vehicles with handicapped permits only beyond this point.
Panel . . . — — Map (db m146037) HM WM|
|This tablet commemorates the
one hundredth anniversary
of the erection of this church
Our Lady Queen of Angeles.
Built in 1814 by the Franciscan
Fathers, restored and enlarged in 1912
Right Reverend Thomas James Conaty
being Bishop of . . . — — Map (db m113805) HM|
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