Homes of various Magonista's in the LA area
Magonista Home- 111 E. Pico Street
This location was once the home and headquarters of the Magonistas and the Mexican Liberal Party. It was a rented shack, sitting far back from the street, obscure from detection from the busy thoroughfares. The revolutionaries lived at this location for three weeks before the house was raided and members of the junta were detained.
On August 23, 1907, at 4 o'clock, the police and the Furlong Secret Service Bureau closed in on the house. They entered the house through the back door while others watched the front entrance. While inside, the police scuffled with the revolutionaries but Magon and his compatriots were detained. Ricardo Flores Magon, Antonio Villareal and Librado Rivera were all arrested in the home. Later, Modesto Diaz, editor of the Revolucion the official organ of the Magonistas, was arrested. The men were charged with violation of the neutrality laws, with inciting rebellion, with criminal libel and with obtaining money under false pretenses.
Home of Lucille Norman- daughter of Maria Talavera- 425 North Temple Street.
On June 5, 1912, Norman, also known as Lucille Quidera, along with Mercedes Figueroa (daughter of Anselmo Figueroa) threaten to shoot state-witness, Peter Martin, during Magonista trial. The women charged Martin as a traitor and stated they would shoot him if he did not stop giving testimony against their relatives. Less than a month later, Norman was also arrested during a riot at the Los Angeles Federal Building after her father and others were sentenced to 1-year and eleven months for violation of neutrality laws for their involvement in aiding the revolution in Mexico. She was often seen on the soapboxes in the Plaza, spreading the gospel of revolution.
Home of Mercedes Figueroa- daughter of Anselmo Figueroa- 237 North Figueroa
On June 5, 1912, Figueroa and Lucille Norman (Quidera), daughter of Maria Talavera, threaten to shoot state-witness, Peter Martin, during Magonista trial. The women charged Martin as a traitor and stated they would shoot him if he did not stop giving testimony against their relatives. Less than a month later, Figueroa led the riots after her father and others were sentenced to 1-year and eleven months for violation of neutrality laws for their involvement in aiding the revolution in Mexico.
Magonista Colony - 2325 Ivanhoe Ave, Edendale
After their release from the penitentiary at McNeil's Island in 1914, the Magons settled near Ivanhoe. Other members of the PLM, Rivera and Palma moved near by. As time passed other anarchists and members of the IWW settled in nearby shacks. Others established themselves nearby in Edendale, establishing a colony of anarchists just outside the city limits. We can confirm that this location was used starting form November 1914 to June 1916.
2132 Fargo Street- Home of Maria Magon (Talavera) when Ricardo died.
This is the home of Maria Flores Magon (Maria Talavera), life partner of Ricardo Flores Magon. Though we have yet to find any concrete proof that Ricardo lived here as well, we do know Maria and Ricardo lived together somewhere in Edendale prior to his conviction and sentencing.
It was this address where the Secretary of Foreign Relations for Mexico sent a check for $500 to pay for the expense of shipping Magon's body to Mexico City. Maria Magon rejected the money stating, "I am an anarchist, like my husband, and I spurn alms from any government."
Funds were raised by Confederation of Railwaymen of Mexico and other supporters to transport Magon's body to Mexico City. As many as twelve stops were made in various towns so that people could pay tribute to the revolutionary.
Home of Teresa Magon- wife of Enrique Flores Magon- 1120 East. Twenty-eighth street, Los Angeles
During a 1920 deportation interview, Enrique stated his wife and six kids lived at this location.
Enrique Flores Magon house - 1098 Exposition Blvd.
Enrique Magon was staying at a back house at this location. He lived here while awaiting a decision by the Dept. of Labor regarding his deportation proceedings that was completed by the immigration authorities in October of 1922.