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Take a Google Maps virtual tour of Calle Olvera and it's sorroundings.

Our schedule of events
A yearly summary of the festivities held at Olvera celebrating many events.

Historic Sights
Avila Adobe
Avila adobe, the oldest adobe house in Los Angeles.

A list of recommended websites, blogs and videos to explore Olvera.

Sacred Heart church is the first suburban church of Los Angeles. The church was established in several temporary buildings in August, 1887. The cornerstone of the present church was laid on February 10, 1889.

In the winter of 1884 – 1885 disastrous floods washed out the bridges leading to downtown Los Angeles keeping many devout Catholic families who lived on the east side of “Rio Porciuncula", the Los Angeles River, from attending Mass. The two to three mile journey to participate in Sunday mass at either the Placita Church or Saint Vibiana’s Cathedral was already a hardship to the pioneer families and rancheros.

Therefore, Reverend Peter Verdaguer, a priest from the “Old Mission Church” at La Placita spearheaded the drive to build a church in Lincoln Heights.

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Featured Vendor
W10 - Casa California
Imported woodwork from the state of Oaxaca, and colorful Piñatas adorn our shop.

Picture in Focus

A mariachi group playing at Calle Olvera's 75th Anniversary celebration.


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