CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1998 |
The southern half of the El Pueblo historic district in downtown Los Angeles has sat mainly empty and decaying for decades, as various restoration plans have collapsed. Tourists walking over from adjacent Olvera Street often wonder why the rare 19th-century buildings are off limits. Now, a new effort is underway to revive the seven city-owned buildings, known collectively as the Pico-Garnier block. The city is studying a proposal by the Catellus Development Corp.