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CHL No. 301 Lugo Adobe - Los Angeles


NO. 301 LUGO ADOBE (SITE OF) - The Lugo Adobe, said to have been built in the 1840s by Don Vicente Lugo, was one of the very few two-story houses in the pueblo of Los Angeles. In 1867, Lugo donated this house on the Plaza to St. Vincent's School (forerunner of Loyola University). From the 1880s until it was razed in 1951, the building was occupied by the Chinese.


The guide says it is located at the SE corner of Los Angeles and Alameda Sts, Los Angeles, which places it right in front of Union Station. This information appears to be incorrect. Old photos and maps show the Site of the Lugo Adobe to be on N. Los Angeles Street, along the east side of the Plaza across from the church, not east of Almeda Street.
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The photos below show that the Lugo Adobe is directly adjacent to the Plaza. They also show that for a while, the Lugo Adobe and Union Station existed at the same time, but not at the same place. Union Station is on Alameda. The Lugo Adobe was on N. Los Angeles Street, in what is now "Fr. Serra Park".

NO. 301 LUGO ADOBE (SITE OF) - Fr. Serra Park