Olvera Street, Los Angeles Photos

Olvera Street and the old Plaza at one end was the center of Los Angeles from about 1781 to the mid 19th century. Now its heritage buildings constitute a colorful tourist and shopping district with a Mexican flavor. Chinatown starts nearby and Union Station sits across Alameda St.

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Biscailuz Building beside Plaza Methodist Church in Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Plaza Methodist Church. Los Angeles, CA.Doorway of Plaza Methodist Church on Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Biscailuz Building of Instituto Cultural Mexicano in Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.
Biscailuz Building beside Plaza Methodist Church in Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Plaza Methodist Church (1925-6) (115 Paseo De La Plaza). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Churrigeresque Style. Architect: Train & Williams.Doorway of Plaza Methodist Church on Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Biscailuz Building (1925-6) (125 Paseo De La Plaza) of Instituto Cultural Mexicano in Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.
Mural of Blessing of the Animals by Leo Politi on Biscailuz Building in Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Detail of mural of Blessing of the Animals by Leo Politi on Biscailuz Building in Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Olvera Street band shell. Los Angeles, CA.Olvera Street pergola. Los Angeles, CA.
Mural of Blessing of the Animals (1979) by Leo Politi on Biscailuz Building in Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Detail of mural of Blessing of the Animals (1979) by Leo Politi on Biscailuz Building in Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Olvera Street band shell. Los Angeles, CA.Olvera Street pergola. Los Angeles, CA.
Olvera Street shopping stalls. Los Angeles, CA.Cross to founding of Los Angeles & stall of Mexican goods. Los Angeles, CA.Color of Olvera Street with street musicians. Los Angeles, CA.Flowers along Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.
Olvera Street shopping stalls. Los Angeles, CA.Cross to founding of Los Angeles & stall of Mexican goods. Los Angeles, CA.Color of Olvera Street with street musicians. Los Angeles, CA.Flowers along Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.
Shop on Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Ceramics shop on Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Mexican dress on Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.La Placita Church off Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.
Shop on Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Ceramics shop on Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.Mexican dress on Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.La Placita Church (1822) (La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles) off Olvera Street. Los Angeles, CA.
Mural on side of Our Lady of the Angels Church. Los Angeles, CA.Food stands opposite Our Lady of the Angels Church. Los Angeles, CA.Eloisa Martinez de Sepulveda House. Los Angeles, CA.Pico House. Los Angeles, CA.
Mural on side of Our Lady of the Angels Church. Los Angeles, CA.Food stands opposite Our Lady of the Angels Church. Los Angeles, CA.Eloisa Martinez de Sepulveda House (1887) (now Olvera Street visitor center) (Main St.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Eastlake Victorian.Pico House (1870) (430 North Main St.) (originally a luxury hotel). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Ezra F. Kysor.
P. Garnier building. Los Angeles, CA.Los Angeles Fire House #1 [aka Old Plaza Firehouse]. Los Angeles, CA.Los Angeles City Hall & P. Garnier building. Los Angeles, CA.Dragon gate entrance to Los Angeles Chinatown. Los Angeles, CA.
P. Garnier building (1890) (419 Los Angeles St.) (now Chinese American Museum). Los Angeles, CA.Los Angeles Fire House #1 [aka Old Plaza Firehouse] (1884) (134 Paseo de la Plaza) (now fire museum). Los Angeles, CA.Los Angeles City Hall & P. Garnier building. Los Angeles, CA.Dragon gate entrance to Los Angeles Chinatown. Los Angeles, CA.
Detail of dragons on gate of Chinatown Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.


Detail of dragons on gate of Chinatown Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.



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