Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On The Streets Of Los Angeles

In 1940, when this picture was made, this adobe building was already almost 100 years old. Built in an area of downtown Los Angeles known then as Sonora Town, the caption on the picture tells us that the Georgian windows and front door were made in New England and delivered by ship in 1850. This home was abandoned in 1936 and became a Mexican cafe shortly thereafter. Sonora Town, located north of the Plaza, was Los Angeles' first Mexican barrio. It was named after Sonora, Mexico, from where so many resident miners and their families had come. The area is probably more recognizable by its current name - Chinatown.


steven said...

golden west - i want to know what has captured the attention of the gentleman to the right of the store. he looks intrigued!! steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

To think that building is in LA - I think of LA as a very modern city - is the building still there?