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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.
Eleanor Roosevelt at Olvera Street
- April 26, 1941- On arriving at the station in Los Angeles yesterday, we found a taxi awaiting us right next to the train and, therefore, left in record time. About five minutes after we reached the hotel, Mrs. Maurice Benjamin and my new daughter-in-law arrived breathless, having waited at the entrance of the station only to be told, after everyone had left the train, that we had departed another way. Read More...

- March 25, 1946 - Friday we took the afternoon train to San Diego for my lecture there in the evening, and then caught the 11:40 p.m. plane back to Los Angeles. I am constantly surprised that a plane which travels all the way from New York arrives on time; but I was grateful that it did, for we were quite weary when we reached Los Angeles again at one in the morning. Read More...

- March 23, 1949 - It is very pleasant to return home and have everyone seem pleased to see you. And in the past few days I have visited all the new arrivals on the place since my departure. Read More...

- April 28, 1949 - Monday night I saw the much-advertised play, "Death of a Salesman." It is certainly a remarkable production. The imagination shown in the scenery and in the directing is extraordinary and no one could want better acting than Lee J. Cobb brings to the portrayal of Willy Loman, the unsuccessful salesman. The rest of the cast also was excellent. Read More...

- November 11, 1954 - On Monday I drove over to Ventura right after lunch. It had been planned for me to fly over in the morning but my hostess, Mrs.Alphonso Bell, said she was going to see a niece and that it was a short drive, only a little over an hour. So Mrs. Neil Stiver, who had invited me to lunch, changed her lunch party to a tea party and Miss Corr and I were deposited at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura at 3:45 p.m. Read More...

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Imported woodwork from the state of Oaxaca, and colorful Piñatas adorn our shop.

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


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