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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Los Angeles, California

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1California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — "Snowshoe" ThompsonA Pioneer Hero of the Sierras
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 1876Map (db m101465) HM
2California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Special DeliveryAutry National Center — Griffith Park —
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
3California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 100 Years of Golf in Griffith Park1914-2014
This plaque is placed to commemorate the centennial anniversary of golf in Griffith Park. The oldest 18-hole municipal course West of the Rockies, the original course opened for play in 1914. It was a model of city course stewardship and . . . Map (db m165741) HM
4California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1934: The Night of the Long KnivesHolocaust Monument
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
5California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1108 — 221 St Andrews Place Residence
Craftsman style. Arthur Heineman, architect. Built 1912. Declared 2016, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 1108, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m183278) HM
6California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — A Changing Campus — USC — University of Southern California —
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
7California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 112 — A Gabrielino Indian SiteFerndell Canyon
Archaeological evidence indicates that Indian villages were located in Ferndell Canyon.Map (db m122444) HM
8California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — A Gathering Place — USC — University of Southern California —
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
9California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — A Trojan for Life — USC — University of Southern California —
In June 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
10California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
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
11California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 35 — Adlai Stevenson
Site of the birthplace of Adlai E. Stevenson, statesman. February 5, 1900 - July 14, 1965. Declared a Historic Cultural Monument by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m187045) HM
12California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 401 — Adobe of the Rancho Los Feliz
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 m167872) HM
13California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 83 — Alvarado Terrace1902-1910
Six residences and church reflecting Victorian architecture on a grand scale prevalent at the turn of the century. Declared Historic Cultural Monuments Nos. 83-89 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m188342) HM
14California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Amir’s GardenSince 1971 — Amir Dialameh, 1932-2003 —
After a fire in 1971, which left this hilltop scorched and blackened, Amir Dialameh climbed to the top of this hill, carrying by hand most of the plants and trees we enjoy in the garden today. Over the years, some of those trees Amir hauled . . . Map (db m177491) HM
15California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — An International University — USC — University of Southern California —
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
16California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 4 — Angels Flight
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
17California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Antonio AguilarMay 17, 1919 – June 19, 2007
Pascual Antonio Aguilar Barraza, also known as “El Charro de Mexico” (The Mexican Cowboy), was born on May 17, 1919 in the City of Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico. He is a legendary icon of Mexican music and film, and a popular . . . Map (db m162037) HM
18California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 920 — Aoyama Tree
Ficus Macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig) planted circa 1920. Declared 2008, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 920, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m183767) HM
19California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 131 — Apex / Club AlabamHistoric Central Avenue Jazz Corridor — 42nd St. and Central Av. —
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
20California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Arnold PalmerTook a 12 on This Hole
On Friday January 6, 1961, the first day of the 35th L.A. Open, Arnold Palmer, voted Golfer of the Year and Professional Athlete of the Year, took a 12 on this hole. As an inspiration to all golfers, the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce . . . Map (db m170232) HM
21California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 33 — Arts and Crafts Building1919 — Barnsdall Arts Center Residence “A” —
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 33 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m188775) HM
22California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 72 — Automobile Club Headquarters
Automobile Club of Southern California; headquarters building of the pioneer motoring club; founded 1900; built in Spanish Colonial style.Map (db m131042) HM
23California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Avila Adobecirca 1818 — El Pueblo de Los Angeles —
The oldest building in the city, the adobe was the home of Don Francisco Avila, mayor (alcalde) of Los Angeles in 1810. After his first wife died, Avila married Encarnacion Sepulveda in 1822. He died ten years later. In 1847, during the . . . Map (db m163114) HM
24California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 145 — Avila Adobe
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
25California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 631 — Banks-Huntley Building
Art Deco style. Architects - John and Donald Parkinson. Built 1930. Declared 1997, Historic Cultural Monument No. 631, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.Map (db m167936) HM
26California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 504 — Barlow Sanitorium
Barlow Sanitorium, Cultural Heritage Board Monument No. 504, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m187876) HM
27California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 34 — Barnsdall Art Park
A Female Don Quixote Oil heiress Aline Barnsdall was an artistic visionary, feminist, world traveler, political radical, and friend of the anarchist Emma Goldman. "I believe I could best describe her as a sort of 'female Don . . . Map (db m176271) HM
28California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Bell of Dolores
This replica of the “Bell of Dolores” was presented to the City of Los Angeles by the Republic of Mexico in 1968. This cherished relic of Mexican history represents not only Mexico’s bid for freedom, but also the beginning of democracy . . . Map (db m162015) HM
29California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 656 — Bella Union Hotel Site
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
30California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Berlin Wall Segments — The Wall Project —
The Wall Along Wilshire is an installation featuring ten sections of the original Berlin Wall. Measuring nearly forty feet wide, it is the world’s longest stretch of the Wall outside of Berlin. The Wende Museum assembled the Wall Along Wilshire . . . Map (db m125316) HM
31California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Biddy MasonThe Slave who Owned Los Angeles
Eighteen year old Biddy and her sister Hannah became the property of Robert Smith, a plantation owner in Logtown, Mississippi, 1836. Smith transported slaves to California, a free state, where Judge Hayes declares Biddy Mason’s family . . . Map (db m180005) HM
32California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 60 — Biltmore Hotel
Host of the Coast Its lore is as rich as its tapestries, as its gilded cupids and carved marble. From the moment it opened on October 2, 1923, the 11-story Biltmore Hotel became Los Angeles' "Host of the Coast," a chandeliered . . . Map (db m184909) HM
33California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Biscailuz Building1925-26 — El Pueblo de Los Angeles —
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
34California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 6 — Bradbury Building
Mining Tycoon L. Bradbury 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 m167742) HM
35California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 197 — Britt Mansion
Classical Revival style. Architect - Alfred F. Rosenheim. Built 1910. Declared 1978, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 197, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. This property, Eugene W. Britt House, . . . Map (db m185094) HM
36California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 27 — Bunker Hill
When Women Carried Parasols The gleaming skyscrapers of Bunker Hill that now symbolize Los Angeles' towering ambitions are the modern incarnation of the hilltop's first buildings - the elegant, gingerbread mansions that made the . . . Map (db m170223) HM
37California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Cahuenga Pass TreasureAt The Hollywood Bowl
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
38California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — CameroLos Pobladores — The Founders of the City of Los Angeles —
The Founders of the City of Los Angeles Lara · Mesa · Moreno · Rosas · Camero · Rosas · Navarro · Villavicencio · Rodriguez · Quintero · Vanegas Manuel Camero came from Acaponeta, Nayarit, and María Tomasa García came from . . . Map (db m162793) HM
39California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Campus Life — USC — University of Southern California —
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
40California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.)FG-1D Corsair
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 troops on . . . Map (db m118074) HM WM
41California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Carlos III1759–88
King Carlos III of Spain ordered the founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781. This statue was presented in 1976, in honor of the 200th anniversary of American Independence. It was dedicated in the Plaza by the King and . . . Map (db m162531) HM
42California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Carthay Circle
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
43California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Ceasar Estrada ChavezMarch 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993 — USC — University of Southern California —
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
44California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 899 — Chapman Building
Charles C. Chapman Building, Beaux Arts style. Los Angeles Investment Company, Ernest McConnell, architect. Built 1912. Declared 2007, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 899, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m164426) HM
45California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1073 — Charles C. Hurd Residence
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival style. Los Angeles Building Company. Built 1909. Declared 2014, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 1073, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m186178) HM
46California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Charles Lummis
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
47California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid — Reminiscing —
The heart-tugging reunion in The Kid (1921) 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
48California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Chester Stock, Ph.D. - Observation PitHancock Park — Rancho La Brea —
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
49California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 486 — Chinese Cemetery ShrineNineteenth Century Los Angeles — Evergreen Cemetery —
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. The Chinese Historical . . . Map (db m149116) HM
50California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Chinese Massacre
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
51California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Chinese MemorialEvergreen Cemetery
Between June 2005 and May 2006, over 174 burial sites of unknown persons were discovered during the construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. They were part of the indigent cemetery or "potter's field,” located at the eastern end of . . . Map (db m191169) HM
52California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Christine Sterling
Without the determined effort of Christine Sterling and a handful of supporters, the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles would have been lost forever. By 1900 the city center had moved south, leaving the old plaza area to deteriorate. Finally, in . . . Map (db m162598) HM
53California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Christopher Columbus
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
54California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — City National PlazaArco Towers
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 m164082) HM
55California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 28 — Clark Library
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1926. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 28 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m185087) HM
56California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 104 — Cole’s P.E. Buffet1908
One of the oldest continuously operated restaurants in Los Angeles. From this Pacific Electric building ran the world’s largest interurban railway system. Declared Historic-Cultural Monument No. 104 by the Cultural Heritage Board, . . . Map (db m167975) HM
57California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Colonel Ellison OnizukaChallenger Memorial
Colonel (USAF) Ellison Shoji Onizuka Astronaut/National Aeronautics and Space Administration, June 24, 1946 — January 28, 1986. Colonel Onizuka was the first Japanese American astronaut selected to participate in America's . . . Map (db m183925) HM
58California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Confluence of Waters and CulturesLos Angeles River Center
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. The . . . Map (db m145223) HM
59California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 654 — Craftsman Mansion
Craftsman style with Japanese and Swiss influences. Built 1912. Declared 1998, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 654, City of Los Angeles, Cultural heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.Map (db m186204) HM
60California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Damien Marchessault
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
61California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Daniel O. McCarthyA Gallant Pioneer of  ’49
This fountain is a Memorial 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
62California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1022 — Department of Water and PowerCity of Los Angeles — General Office Building —
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
63California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Dickson Plaza and Dickson CourtEdward A. Dickson, UCLA Co-founder, 1879 - 1956
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
64California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 163 — Disney Studio SitePoint of Historical Interest
Site of Walt Disney’s original animation studio in Los Angeles, 2719 Hyperion Avenue, 1926-1940.Map (db m143586) HM
65California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 558 — Distribution Station No. 2Department of Water and Power
Commemorating 50 years of power service to the citizens of Los Angeles beginning November 13, 1916 from this distributing station.Map (db m134909) HM
66California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Dodger Stadium
The only Major League Baseball stadium since 1923 to be conceived, constructed and financed by private proprietorship. Ground breaking September 17, 1959. Opening game April 10, 1962. Dedicated April 12, 1962 to the enjoyment of the loyal . . . Map (db m186767) HM
67California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 30 — Doheny Mansion1899-1900
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 30 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m175040) HM
68California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 966 — Douglas Building
Classical Revival style. Reid Brothers, architect. Thomas Douglas Stimson, developer. Built 1899. Declared 2009, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 966, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m178708) HM
69California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Eagle Squadrons
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
70California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — El AlisoKizh-Gabrieleño Sacred Sycamore Tree — Sha’var —
Here once stood the grandest of all sycamore (Sha’var) trees measuring 60 feet high with a canopy spreading 200 feet wide. The tree was given the Spanish name of El Aliso. The original inhabitants of this area, the Kizh (keech) or Gabrieleño were . . . Map (db m177327) HM
71California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — El Camino Real
The Franciscans arrived from México in 1769 led by Fr. Junipero Serra who founded California Missions from San Diego to Sonoma. This trail was known as “El Camino Real” (the King’s Highway). The “El Camino Real . . . Map (db m162931) HM
72California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — El Pueblo de Los AngelesNorthwest Corner
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 m163982) HM
73California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — El Pueblo de Los AngelesNortheast Corner
This plaque marks the boundary of the original northeast corner of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, founded on September 4, 1781, and established by survey in 1849.Map (db m173074) HM
74California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — El Pueblo de Los AngelesSoutheast Corner
This plaque marks the location of the original southeast corner of El Pueblo Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula as established in 1781.Map (db m173078) HM
75California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1011 — Ennis House
Ennis Brown House - 1924. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A master work by America’s foremost architect.Map (db m148411) HM
76California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Evergreen Cemetery
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
77California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 127 — Exposition Club House
A picturesque Spanish-Colonial Revival building which has served the community since the 1920's. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 127 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m190615) HM
78California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Exposition Park International Community CenterOlympic Swim Stadium
Writing Sports History in Water and Gold In California, the old saying goes, whisky is for drinking, and water is for fighting over. At the Los Angeles Swim Stadium, it's for competing in, too. The 1932 Games of the X Olympiad . . . Map (db m189645) HM
79California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — F-104 StarfighterLockheed
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 1959 . . . Map (db m137699) HM
80California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Father Junipero Serra1713–1784
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
81California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Felipe de Neve, 1728–84Spanish Governor of the Californias, 1775–82
In 1781, on the orders of King Carlos III of Spain, Felipe de Neve selected a site near the River Porciuncula and laid out the town of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, one of two Spanish pueblos he founded in Alta California. . . . Map (db m162735) HM
82California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 125 — Fine Arts Building
Romanesque style. Architects - Walker and Eisen. Built 1927. Declared 1974, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 125, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.Map (db m183788) HM
83California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 289 — Fire Station 30African-American Firefighter Museum — 1913 —
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84California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 156 — Fire Station No. 1
Built by United States Work Projects Administration, 1940. Fire Station No. 1, Streamline Moderne style. Architects — Public Works Administration. Declared 1976. Built 1940. Historic-Cultural Monument No. 156.Map (db m134911) HM
85California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — First Electric Power PoleCity of Los Angeles
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
86California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — First Gas Service in Southern California
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding in the Plaza area of the first gas service in Southern California June 28, 1867.Map (db m162929) HM
87California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 822 — First Jewish Site in Los Angeles
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
88California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States RuleLos Pobladores — The Founders of the City of Los Angeles —
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 . . . Map (db m55296) HM
89California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — First Meeting of the USC Board of Trustees — USC — University of Southern California —
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
90California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Forced Removal of Mexican AmericansDuring The Great Depression
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
91California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Ford Factory Los Angeles
Built in 1914 to manufacture Model T's, the poured-concrete and block building was the second Ford Motor Company plant established west of the Mississippi. The 90,000 square foot factory produced up to 300 cars daily, and employed 1,100 . . . Map (db m190258) HM
92California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Fort MoorePioneer Memorial and Park
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
93California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Founders’ FountainThe University of Southern California
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
94California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 121 — Garfield Building1928
A significant example of the opulent Art Deco style. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 121 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m184114) HM
95California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Garnier Building1890
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
96California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — General HospitalEntrance Facade — 1933 —
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
97California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Gilmore Field
This is the site of the ballpark where the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League played from May 2, 1939, through September 5, 1957. More than 1,700 games were played in the park, which had a seating capacity of 11,200. The Stars . . . Map (db m166087) HM
98California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
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 m171972) HM
99California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1000 — Golden State Mutual Building
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Home Office, Late Moderne style. Paul R. Williams, architect. Charles Alston & Hale Woodruff, lobby muralists. Built 1949. Declared 2011, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 1000, Cultural Heritage Commission, . . . Map (db m185110) HM
100California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 601 — Gramercy Park Homestead
Transitional Craftsman style. Architect - William E. Blaikie. Built 1910. Declared 1994, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 601, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.Map (db m186942) HM

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