In Downtown Los Angeles, where the modern city was founded by 44 pobladores from Mexico, you’ll find the oldest church in Los Angeles.
Category Archives: Historical Marker
Battle of La Mesa Monument
In front of Vernon City Hall, you can visit a memorial to the final battle of the Mexican-American War.
Red Sandstone Courthouse Ruins
In a quiet city park in East Los Angeles, you can see the last remnants of the first courthouse in Los Angeles.
The remnants of the first water distribution system in Los Angeles can still be found in a few places.
Los Angeles City Flag
A look at the symbolism behind the elusive Los Angeles City Flag.
First Jewish Site in Los Angeles
Wedged between Dodger Stadium and a firefighter training facility you will find a concrete plaque marking first Jewish site in Los Angeles.
Birth of the Cheeseburger
Back in 1924 teenage cook Lionel Sternberger accidentally created the culinary staple we know today as the Cheeseburger at a roadside restaurant called the Rite Spot on Colorado Boulevard.
The First Utility Pole in Los Angeles
Everything has to start somewhere. And this site, location of the first utility pole in Los Angeles, marks the beginnings of the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.