ANSWER: It is the statue of Don Felipe de Neve, generally recognized as the founder of El Pueblo Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles. The statue, erected by Parlor 247 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, stands in the Old Plaza.
ANSWER: Si, Senor, it is the old Pico House, the oldest hotel in Los Angeles and little pueblo's first three-story structure. Built in 1869, it was the sensation of its day -- had floors and bathtubs. It was named, of course, after Pio Pico, last Mexican Governor of California. Its location is now designated as the southeast corner of Plaza and N Main Sts. That big square shape at the extreme right in the photograph is, of course, the Federal Building, and , beyond it, the tower of the City Hall.