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Address: 10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-680-2525
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Description: Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been...
Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been restored as an example of the life style in California during the 1840s.
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A great FREE find...

Came here on Tuesday 12th May Unusual and a pleasant surprise to find a FREE EXHIBITION of such a high standard right in the middle of Downtown LA. Built by the prominent rancher... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Came here on Tuesday 12th May Unusual and a pleasant surprise to find a FREE EXHIBITION of such a high standard right in the middle of Downtown LA. Built by the prominent rancher Don Francisco Avila it is refurbished to represent the Mexico ranchero lifestyle in California in the 1840's. See photos and highly recommended to visit. Access available from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The home of the Avila family in 1818 is the oldest standing residence in LA and has been simply and lovingly restored. It is an easy introduction into family life of that era.

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Totally cool. Free and the oldest house in los angeles. It only takes 20-30 minutes if you read all the placards and talk. History at its best: quick & easy and it generates observation & discussion. Do this! Olvera street so you getta have tasty taquitos too. Get some history with your fun and food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Its a little spot of history its easy to miss and over look but worth it great little houses and furniture to look at from a different time in California history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are in El pueblo barrio worth stopping by this house and having a look! The staff here are very friendly and there is lots of information on dates, facts and the important people. Is free so why not? Helps give you a more well rounded idea of why the El Pueblo district exists today....

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love exploring aspects of LA's history whenever I visit, and this was a great find. It is free, and the docent was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He patiently answered all my questions. I highly recommend a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Avila Adobe is not large or grand. but it is thought to be the oldest house in Los Angeles. It dates back to 1818 and demonstrates how life in Los Angeles was almost 200 years ago during the Spanish and Mexican period. The house is only about six rooms with a courtyard behind. Visitors can envision living in the house... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Not many things in LA are almost 200 years old, but this gem is easily missed. It sits behind the market in the Los Angeles Plaza in the downtown district and is the oldest house in LA. You can only imagine the area when it was first built. Entry is free. Well worth the effort to go there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a walking trip of part of downtown and ended up here in the historic section of LA. The oldest house in the city, tucked in behind a market in the Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, not too far from the city hall to the south and the train station to the east. Interesting history of the founding of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Avila Adobe was built in 1818 by Francisco Avila and has the distinction of being the oldest standing residence in Los Angeles, California. It is located in the paseo of historical Olvera Street, a part of Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, a California State Historic Park. The building itself is registered as California Historical Landmark while the entire historic... More 

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