Dec. 9, 1935: For the sixth installment, Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy G. Turner visit the old Plaza.
Turner says: “Historically, it was never much, never a really Mexican plaza with parking and a kiosk for a municipal band. When Los Angeles was a Mexican-American town (it still is down in Old Town) the Plaza was never parked and was a mudhole in wet weather.
[By “parking,” Turner isn’t referring to cars. He means sitting for a long time.]