Contested Space and Places

The representation of space–meaningful land forms and place the associated memories of human events tied to spaces often has a contested meaning.

Naming (1877)

Place, public oratory (1909)

Casa La Gollondrina “very first Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles.”

Avila adobe

Threat, railroad terminal

Plaza and Mexican history, or Chinatown (4,000) residents

Plaza of Los Angeles Corporation, for profit becomes the financial basis for restoration.

Imagined Tourist space, romantic old Mexico

Sterling and the male trinity of Los Angeles, Robert Stockton, Kit Carson, John C. Fremont.

Tourist complex and image factory

Olvera Street late 1930s
Olvera merchants 1940s
Christine Sterling 1940
Harry Chandler 1938

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