Skip to main content

Image / Know Your City No.56; Exterior view of the Pico House and surrounding ...

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Know Your City No.56; Exterior view of the Pico House and surrounding buildings, Los Angeles, 1956
Date Created and/or Issued
January 12, 1956
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4730
ANSWER: Si, Senor, it is the old Pico House, the oldest hotel in Los Angeles and little pueblo's first three-story structure. Built in 1869, it was the sensation of its day -- had floors and bathtubs. It was named, of course, after Pio Pico, last Mexican Governor of California. Its location is now designated as the southeast corner of Plaza and N Main Sts. That big square shape at the extreme right in the photograph is, of course, the Federal Building, and , beyond it, the tower of the City Hall.
KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 56 -- Question is : Not where, but what is it? (Buildings in background give away location.) Anyway, it's historic and no series would be complete without it. If you don't know, you'll never guess. Answer on Page 6, Part 2.
b&w negative
No linguistic content
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Historic buildings--California--Los Angeles County
Pico House (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: