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El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

Posted on March 7, 2022


El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
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El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

Los Angeles, California 90012 

  • Online 
  • Year(s)/Era: Los Angeles City’s oldest historic district. Founded September 1781 
  • Type of Place: District  
  • Nomination: It is the birthplace of Los Angeles 
  • Most notable attribute(s): The forty-four settlers of Native American, African and European heritage who journeyed more than one-thousand miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico and established a farming community in September 1781, lends to the diverse Los Angeles we know today. 
  • Special designations or recognitions: Designated a state historic monument in 1953. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
  • Three words to describe: Educational, Cultured, Historic 
  • Anything else to share? El Pueblo is a celebration of diversity and an acknowledgment of the richness of culture that is Los Angeles. 

Local Government:

City of Los Angeles 

Los Angeles, California 90012 


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