Take a Stroll Down OLVERA STREET, Los Angeles’ Oldest Street

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Published on November 6, 2023 by

Olvera Street is a historic Mexican marketplace in El Pueblo de Los Ángeles, the birthplace of Los Angeles. It is a vibrant and colorful pedestrian street lined with shops, restaurants, and historical landmarks. Olvera Street is a popular tourist destination, attracting over 2 million visitors each year. Olvera Street was founded in 1930 by Christine Sterling, a preservationist who wanted to preserve the history and culture of early Los Angeles. Sterling worked with local merchants and artisans to create a marketplace that would resemble the streets of old Los Angeles. The street was named after Augustín Olvera, a prominent early resident who lived on the street. The Avila Adobe is the oldest house in Los Angeles, built in 1818. It is now a museum that exhibits artifacts and documents from the city’s early history.

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