Oldest Standing Residence in LA
L.A., as a relatively young city, doesn't have many buildings that are more than 200 years old. Avila Adobe built in 1818 is one of those rarities, a complete anachronism in a vibrant metropolis. It was built by Francisco Avila whose family hailed from modern day Sinaloa, Mexico. Today it's a historical house museum, depicting how affluent ranchers lived at the time. It's in a great location on Olvera Street near the outdoor market, plenty of great Mexican restaurants, Union Station, and Chinatown.