California History - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles - Olvera Street

California History - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles - Olvera Street

Historic Houses of California - Los Angeles - Rancho La Brea Adobe

Historic Houses of California - Los Angeles - Rancho La Brea Adobe Rancho La Brea Adobe, 6301 West Third Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

This image is widely considered the earliest-known photograph of Los Angeles. Courtesy of the Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center.

Who Took the First Photo of Los Angeles?

This image is widely considered the earliest-known photograph of Los Angeles, California, taken roughly in the late or early Courtesy of the Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center.

The Bradbury Building, Los Angeles  - architect George Wyman, 1893

Interior court of the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles - George Wyman - 1893 ”Blade Runner” steampunktendencies

Portrait of Catarina and Caroline Pico, circa 1855. Catarina was a ward of General Andres Pico. In 1874 she married Romulo Pico, the son of General Andres Pico. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley  History Digital Library.

Portrait of Catarina and Caroline Pico, circa Catarina was a ward of General Andres Pico. In 1874 she married Romulo Pico, the son of General Andres Pico.

El Pueblo de Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by settlers from present-day Mexico of Indian, African, and European descent. Capital of Mexican California in the 1840s, the town grew with the influx of Anglo-Americans, Europeans, and Chinese later in the nineteenth century. As Los Angeles blossomed into a modern metropolis, the old pueblo fell into disrepair. It was revitalized with the opening in 1930 of the Mexican marketplace at Olvera Street.

El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles (Conservation & Cultural Heritage) by Jean Bruce Poole

Caballeros and señoras parading on horseback in front of the Plaza Church during La Fiesta de Los Angeles in 1901. Throngs of well-dressed people crowd the sidewalks on both sides of the street. The Grand Marshall of the parade is Francisco Figueroa. The young woman on the horse in black (foreground) is Katie Abbot, daughter of Merced Abbot of Merced Theatre.

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Currie's Mile High ice cream parlor, Los Angeles (ca. 1946)

A street view of Currie's Mile High ice cream parlor, located at 1521 West Whittier Boulevard in Montebello (ca.

Last remaining adobe house in Ventura, California in 1894

Exterior view of the last remaining adobe house in Ventura in 1894 :: California Historical Society Collection,

Pablo de la Guerra, Salvador Vallejo, Andrés Pico, from original daguerretype; Bancroft Library

Pablo de la Guerra, Salvador Vallejo, Andrés Pico, from original daguerretype; Bancroft Library

Pio Pico family: Marianita Alvarado (niece), Señora Pico, Pio Pico, Trinidad Ortega (niece), c.1850.

The Cup That Cheers: Clothing the Californio, part 4 -- the Gold .

1929: Outdoor bowling alley, Hollywood

1929 : Outdoor bowling alley, Hollywood Curated by Chris Wild

When Mexico refused to sell California to the U.S., the U.S. sent John C. Fremont to California to "survey the land."  While in California in 1846, Fremont planted the U.S. flag in defiance of Mexico and engaged in military action.  He became rich in the gold rush and later became a Senator from California.

When Mexico refused to sell California to the U.S., the U.S. sent John C. Fremont to California to "survey the land." While in California in 1846, Fremont planted the U.S. flag in defiance of Mexico and engaged in military action. He became rich in the gold rush and later became a Senator from California.

This is an undated photo of the dining room at the Alexandria Hotel, site of a brief April 1920 fistfight between Louis B. Mayer and Charlie Chaplin.  Chaplin and Mayer reportedly at odds over Chaplin's divorce from Mildred Chaplin, under contract to Mayer at the time.  Chaplin's first meeting with Jackie Coogan, in the summer of 1919, also reportedly took place at the Alexandria Hotel.  Photo accessed at http://historylosangeles.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

The Alexandria and Still Solid

Agustin Olvera, already a judge in his native Mexico, arrived in Los Angeles in 1834 and would continue on a civic path in his adopted country -- he was elected as L.A. County's first Judge and later as Supervisor.

Fall Recipes: Pecan Praline Crusted Yams

Agustin Olvera, already a judge in his native Mexico, arrived in Los Angeles in 1834 and would continue on a civic path in his adopted country -- he was elected as L. County's first Judge and later as Supervisor.

Restauranters from Hollywood's Golden age: Mike Romanoff, second from the left, Charlie Morrison (Mocambo) and Dave Chasen (Chasen's).

Journalist and JFK speechwriter, Vincent X. Flaherty, dines out with the men who dined the stars: Mike Romanoff (Romanoff’s), Charlie Morris.

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