#0744 The Mirror Building (Site of Butterfield Stage Station)


#0744 The Mirror Building (Site of Butterfield Stage Station)

Site information:

145 S Spring St, Los Angeles

The Mirror Building still stands, but the stage station is no more.


Plaque information:

Private plaques

Cornerstone plaque text:

This stone was set this day October 10, 1948 dedicating The Mirror Building by Norman Chandler, President The Times-Mirror Company.

Private plaque text:

This block is the site of:
First brick school house in Los Angeles known as School No. 1, built 1854-1855;
Butterfield Overland Mail Company office and corral, 1858-1861;
Office of U.S. Quartermaster, 1861;
Corral for camels from Fort Tejon, 1861;
and Los Angeles City Hall, built 1884.

Plaque placed by Californiana Parlor No. 247 Native Daughters of the Golden West May 25, 1949

OHP description:

The Butterfield Overland Mail Company took an option on this piece of property in August 1858 and acquired it on December 7, 1859. A large brick building containing offices and living quarters, with shops and stables in the rear, was completed in 1860. With the exception of the station at El Paso, Texas, this was the largest and best equipped station on the entire route.

Registered 7/5/1960