Name: Avila Adobe
Site Number: #145
Date Visited: 02/08/2015
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: 11 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Coordinates: 34.056936, -118.238457
Description: This adobe house was built ca. 1818 by Don Francisco Avila, alcalde (mayor) of Los Angeles in 1810. Used as Commodore Robert Stockton’s headquarters in 1847, it was repaired by private subscription in 1929-30 when Olvera Street was opened as a Mexican marketplace. It is the oldest existing house in Los Angeles.