Saturday, July 25, 2009

Olvera Street

Los Angeles -- LA's roots date back to 1781 on a little street now known as Olvera Street. It is home to LA's oldest standing residence, Avila Adobe, built in 1818. But it wasn't until 1926 that Christine Sterling, and transplant from San Francisco, took an interest in what was once a slum and saw the potential in the adobe home and cobble stone street and had it renovated. Today, Olvera Street is a thriving shopping and restaurant destination for locals and tourists.

2 comments:

pasadenaadjacent said...

Funny. Are bucker-roo dolls popular with the kids these days?

JT said...

The dolls: who knows. They probably got a clearance deal from China and marked up the dolls 500% -- and they are still most likely a bargain.