Historical Monument

Plaza Park, Kiosko, and Pico House with a view towards the Los Angeles City Hall, 1978. City of Los Angeles, El Pueblo Monument Collection

El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument is quite literally the center of the original city. A monument and post in front of La Placita Our Lady Queen of Angels, the city’s first church, marks the point that was used to survey the city limits. From this spot, the pueblo stretched one Spanish league in each direction – a total of four square leagues (roughly 28 square miles).

For additional information about visiting El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument, see: elpueblo.lacity.org/