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Los Angeles People's Historic Monument on Olvera Street

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Corner of the People of Los Angeles on Olvera Street

In youLos Angeles visit, if you wonder what is the historic area of ​​the city, you should know that the only vestiges have to look for them in the center of it, in the known as Downtown.

There, very close to the Union Station railway station, you will find the area known as The people of Los Angeles.

Currently considered as a historical monument, actually The people of Los Angeles it is an enclosure with a style of Mexican town which was built in 1930.


Los Angeles Town on Olvera Street in Downtown

This enclosure extends along the street Olvera Street, where 27 buildings are grouped, some of which date back to times after the founding of the city of Los Angeles in 1781.

In that year, the Spanish conquerors founded the People of the Queen of the Angels (its original name) in an area of ​​the so-called New california, having previously established numerous missions.

After the independence of Mexico in 1821 against the Spanish authority, the Los Angeles Town became controlled by that country until in 1847 the United States declared the independence of California from Mexico.

In the current enclosure of Los Angeles townTogether with numerous historic buildings, five museums are located in several of these buildings.

One of these buildings is the Avila Adobe, of 1818, the oldest construction of the city that currently exists in the city, or the Fire station, from 1871.

Also highlight the church Church Square, from 1822.

In this area of Olvera Street, which concentrates shops and restaurants, there are usually numerous recreational activities and shows.

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