Published : Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 12:11 PM
Pasadena Waldorf School’s Mr. Valdez took his 10th and 11th grade Spanish students on a field trip via the Metro Los Angeles to Olvera Street where they practiced conversational Spanish and learned about the birthplace of Los Angeles in the oldest part of the city.
Olvera Street (Calle Olvera or Placita Olvera) is a historic district in downtown Los Angeles, and a part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Los Angeles was officially founded in 1781, Olvera Street obtained its current name in 1877. Many of the Plaza District’s Historic Buildings are on Olvera Street, as well as some of the oldest Los Angeles monuments including the Avila Adobe built in 1818, Pelanconi House built in 1857, and the Sepulveda House built in 1887. The tree-shaded, pedestrian mall marketplace with craft shops, restaurants and roving troubadours is a popular tourist destination. The street has been described as a “Top Five” in the “Great Streets of America” journal.
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