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Vicente Lugo adobe, Los Angeles
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Built in 1839 by Vicente Lugo, it was one of the few two-story homes in Los Angeles at the time. It was donated in 1867 to St. Vincent's College (which later became Loyola University), the first college in Southern California; but later became a Chinese curio shop. Unfortunately, the structure was so altered, that it does not resemble an adobe. It was demolished in the 1950s to make way for the freeway.
La Casa de Don Vicente Lugo located on the east side of the El Pueblo Plaza at 518 North Los Angeles Street and Sunset Boulevard. Photograph dated June 1, 1936.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 20 4x5
Lugo House (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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