501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
La Placita Catholic Church is the oldest in Los Angeles, Lieutenant Ord established the city of Los Angeles Axis Mundi off the left corner of the church and the Pobladores of Mexico founded the city we know today as the city of Los Angeles.
Honoring our Ancestral HERITAGE
Amigos de los Rios was asked by former County Supervisor First District Gloria Molina’s Team to help create a protected landscape around La Placita Church at El Pueblo: this area that had served as burial grounds for hundreds of years and had been disturbed during construction of the adjacent facility.
We brought in soil to create gentle mounds on the site – and we were limited to native shrubs and grasses in the planting so as not to disturb the burial area with tree roots.
We worked with a representative group of Pobladores ancestor and native American tribal representatives to establish the plant palette. And we worked together to develop a ‘Tree of Life’ themed fence to surround the area which is off limits but visible to the public.