Los Angeles Plaza Historic District

Also known as: El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Distric
Roughly bounded by Spring, Macy, Alameda and Arcadia Sts., and Old Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California


Brunswig Annex

Distant view looking east of the south front and the adjacent vickery-brunswig building

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress



Designed by the Los Angeles architectural firm of Dennis & Farwell, the Brunswig Annex (and attached Vickrey-Brunswig Building) represents the rapid transformation of Los Angeles in the last quarter of the 19th century from an agricultural outpost during the Spanish and Mexican eras to a populous, commercialized city with increasing regional importance. Constructed in 1897 as the surrounding Plaza district shed its rural, colonial character and became the city's first central business district, the Brunswig Annex reflects the continuous and evolving use of the 1825 site of the Spanish settlement of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, characterized as "the living composite story of Los Angeles from Indian times prior to 1781 through Spanish, Mexican and American periods. The Brunswig Annex was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as contributor to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park, a district listed in the National Register in 1972. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS CA-2793)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 3, 1972
Reference number
Areas of significance
Commerce; Politics/Government; Ethnic Heritage - Hispanic; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Hotel; Single dwelling
Current functions
Museum; Park
Period of significance
1900-1750 AD
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 31
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2017: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Additional Names" and Added "Street Views"

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Los Angeles Plaza Historic District - Brunswig Annex
Posted December 12, 2017, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Brunswig Annex pictured for this landmark was demolished in 2008.