#0656 Bella Union Hotel Site


#0656 Bella Union Hotel Site

Site information:

Fletcher Bowron Square, 300 block of N Main, between Temple and Aliso Sts, Los Angeles

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Bella Union Hotel Site

Near this spot stood the Bella Union Hotel, long a social and political center. Here, on October 7, 1858, the first Butterfield Overland Mail stage from the East arrived 21 days after leaving St. Louis. Warren Hall was the driver, and Waterman Ormsby, a reporter, the only through passenger.

Plaque placed by The California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, October 7, 1958.

Registered 9/26/1958