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St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, main entrance
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church was a gift from oil magnate and benefactor Edward Laurence Doheny I, who drilled Los Angeles' first oil well in 1892. It was designed and built between 1923-25 by architect Albert C. Martin in the Spanish baroque style, with a mix of California mission architecture. At the request of Doheny, the majestic church was built at a 45-degree angle on the intersection of Figueroa St. and Adams Blvd., to prevent future commercial buildings from detracting from the beauty of the building. St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church was designated a Historic Cultural Monument in 1971.
Exterior view of the main fac¸ade of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, located on the northwest corner of S. Figueroa and W. Adams, at 621 W. Adams Blvd. in Los Angeles. Albert C. Martin designed it in the Spanish baroque style, and the decorative entrance is of Indiana limestone with brightly colored tiles covering the 45-foot diameter dome. Several automobiles can be seen waiting to cross the intersection, while a gentleman stands at the corner.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Churches-St. Vincent Catholic Church
St. Vincent Catholic Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Catholic churches--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences
Architecture, Spanish colonial--California--Los Angeles
Church architecture--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Domes--California--Los Angeles
Doheny, Edward L.(Edward Laurence),1856-1935
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960

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