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Los Angeles's Olvera Street

ISBN-10: 0738531057

ISBN-13: 9780738531052

Edition: 2006

Authors: William D. Estrada

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Olvera Street Mexican marketplace and its plaza form the home of Latino culture in the Los Angeles region. Still standing in this downtown location of many fiestas, including Cinco de Mayo, are the Avila Adobe, plaza church La Iglesia de Nuestra Seora La Reina de Los Angeles, Pico House, Sepulveda House, and L.A. Firehouse No. 1. El Pueblo de La Reina de Los Angeles was founded in 1781. The 1820sbuilt plaza was ruled for decades by the magnanimous Judge Agustn Olvera. Wine Street was renamed in his honor after his 1876 death and took on a back-alley toughness depicted in early Hollywood films. In the 1920s, Christine Sterling campaigned to save the Avila Adobe from demolition and transform Olvera Street into an internationally recognized tourist destination, which opened in 1930. Today the old plaza and Olvera Street shops, restaurants, museums, and vendors draw 1 million people annually under the auspices of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 3/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

WILLIAM DAVID ESTRADA is Curator of California and American History and Chair of the History Department for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
About El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
The Los Angeles Plaza and the City's First Judge
Christine Sterling and the Birth of the Mexican Marketplace
Olvera Street's Golden Years
Famous Faces from Near and Far
Olvera Street Today and Tomorrow
Bibliography