El Pueblo

El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historical Monument Official City of L.A. site

Bienvenidos a Olvera Street! Learn all about it; the History, the Siqueiros Mural, the Merchants, Events and Festivals, Cesar Chavez, and the monthly newsletter.
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La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
The nation’s premier center of Mexican American culture. Providing an experience unlike any other, LA Plaza’s interactive exhibits and dynamic programs invite visitors to explore as well as contribute to the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond.
Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza’s 2.2-acre campus includes two historic and newly renovated buildings (the Vickrey-Brunswig Building and Plaza House) surrounded by 30,000 square feet of public garden.

Las Angelitas del Pueblo is a wonderful group of volunteer docents who give free tours of El Pueblo de Los Angeles to the public. The group consists of people who have a deep knowledge and love of the history of Los Angeles, a commitment to the city and who want to share this knowledge and commitment with others.

More links:
Italian Hall (and historical background)
Mexican Cultural Institute
Chinese American Museum

Famed Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, his connections to the cultural art center Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, and his influence on the emergent Chicano mural movement.

5/5/07 The HCNC Board has approved a $21,000 wayfinding and monument signage program for El Pueblo. See the:
-Conceptual Design Page 1, Page 2
Signage Location Map
Biography of artist Ernesto de la Loza

6/14/07 Photo of HCNC Presentation at El Pueblo Commission meeting.
Thursday the HCNC donated $ 21,200 to pay for 6 different sets of way finding and monument signs to be installed in the El Pueblo to assist tourists and others with locating historic and culturally rich sites and facilities within the park. The El Pueblo Commission voted to accept the funds and have them installed by 10-31-07. This represents a significant joint venture between the NC and the Commission

“Kim Benjamin President of HCNC presents President Carol Jacques and the El Pueblo Commission with a $ 21,200 check on behalf of the HCNC for this special project. Present are Paul Vizcaino of CD 14 and Robert Andrade GM of the El Pueblo Park along with a representative of the Mayor’s office”

This project would not have been possible if not for the leadership of Carol Jacques and the hard work of Sue Ellen Cheng and Robert Andrade. Our special thanks to them and the commission for working with us and allowing the HCNC to participate in this project!

More to come!