Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tour of El Pueblo de Los Angeles / Olvera Street and Being a Tourist in My Own City Part 3

I went on a free tour of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and Olvera Street this weekend. I had heard about Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, but I never visited. I was pleasantly surprised by this vibrant area full of history.

Our tour started in the Old Plaza. The tour office itself is a historic building known as the "Old Chinese Store" built in 1900.

Next to the tour office is the Old Fire House. This Fire House has been here since 1884. It says "Fire House No. 1" on the building.