Rediscovering Los Angeles – The Plaza

Dec. 9, 1935, Rediscovering Los Angeles

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.]

Dec. 9, 1935, Rediscovering Los Angeles

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1 Response to Rediscovering Los Angeles – The Plaza

  1. Gary Martin says:

    When I visited LA in 2005 I began my walking tour of downtown at Union Station, then across to The Plaza and it was all downhill from there. In one of the older buildings to the south there was a lovely exhibition honoring the work of the woman who had had the idea to save the plaza back in the twenties or thirties …Christine???On the Sunday that I left for Tucson, via Amtrak, I had ample time to check my luggage and walk over to take part in the Day of the Dead celebrations.Great day! Now, when I think opf LA, The Plaza is always my center.


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