Puvungna Plaza

Jud Fine

Puvungna Plaza is a public artwork within a suburban retail plaza. The name Puvungna acknowledges the Native American Gabrielino/Tongva village once located near the site. The plaza is anchored by a large, upright marble stone and a large concrete pillar excavated from the original retail center’s foundation. Special features of the artwork include a small grassy amphitheater, a variety of columns and an archaeological vault displaying objects found on-site. The plaza subtly references mythic, historic and contemporary gathering spaces while providing a unique identity for the Los Altos MarketCenter.



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Puvungna Plaza



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Address 5505 East Stearns Street Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.79574, -118.12496

Location Name Los Altos Market Center

Location DescriptionLocated at the corner with CVS Pharmacy, southeast corner of Bellflower Boulevard & Stearns Street

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

91, 92, 93, 94, 96

Primary Materials

Additional materialsTile Mosaic

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