A deed for the sale of property at Main and Second Street in Downtown Los Angeles by Thomas Foster, the sixth Mayor of Los
Angeles, to Kimball H. Dimmick (1812-1861), a prominent attorney who signed and helped shape California's constitution and
served as Los Angeles' third district attorney.
The property described in this deed of sale was located just a few blocks outside the city's original El Pueblo historic settlement.
The deed describes the property as parts of lots number one and two in block number one. It is bounded as follows: "commencing
on Main Street one vara south of the southwest corner of the house or store owned by Cacildo Agular, thence southerly along
the line of said Main street about seventy feet to the lot owned by Guadeloupe Rosa then westerly along the north line of
said Rosa's lot forty varas to the corner of said lot thence southerly parallel with Main Street to Second Street, thence
westerly on Second Street about sixty five feet to lands owned by T.P.G. Temple, thence northerly parallel with Main Street
about sixty yards thence to the place of the beginning, including and being several lots described in the certificate of possession
made by Antonio F. Coronel, Mayor of Los Angeles city to the party of the second part and bearing date March 13, 1854 and
also in the certificate of the sale for taxes by A. Shelley, city marshal bearing date March 12, 1855."
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