El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

Contact Information

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Address
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012-2932
Hours
Monday–Friday, 10 am–12 pm, 2–4 pm
Contact
Michelle D. Garcia-Ortiz
Curator
213-485-8388
Michelle.garcia-ortiz@lacity.org
Website

34.0569637, -118.238197

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
No
Onsite technology available
Yes
Catalog System
Partial cataloging according to artist, titles, date, etc.
Repository
Yes
Access procedures

A Description of the nature and scope of the project are required.

Management

Archive / Collection information

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is the oldest section of Los Angeles. Its twenty-seven historic buildings clustered around an old plaza range in architectural style from an adobe dwelling of 1818 to a Spanish-style church of 1926. Four of the buildings have been restored as museums. A brochure describing the buildings is available at the Information Desk in the Plaza or at the El Pueblo Visitors’ Center in the Sepulveda House. El Pueblo’s docent organization, Las Angelitas del Pueblo, provides free tours to groups (Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–1 pm; call 213-628-1274). El Pueblo’s archaeological collection consists of artifacts uncovered during excavations in the El Pueblo area since 1972. Dating from the indigenous or Native American period (before 1781), the Spanish colonial era (1781–1821), the Mexican era (1821–1848), and the first century of the American era (1850s–1940s), these artifacts include numerous “trash pit” shards such as animal bones, household goods, tools, bottles, and ceramics. El Pueblo also holds a range of archival materials relating to the site and its history.