Monthly Archives: March 2014

Figure 2: At the dedication of the plaque in 1934, Ana is the second woman on the left. Click to enlarge. (Source UCLA Digital Archives, uclamss_1379_09933-00)

Ana Bégué de Packman, Pioneer of Preservation

Most Angelenos are familiar with Christine Sterling and her efforts to preserve the Avila Adobe and create a Mexican-themed market place at Olvera Street. Unfortunately, the hundreds of other women who were involved in the city’s preservation work are less well known.[i] Among these women, Ana Bégué de Packman stands out in quixotic detail. As […]

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