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Korean Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, brick and tile motif
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Allen, Jeff
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Presbyterianism is predominantly a Christian denomination. Some of the principles articulated by John Calvin still remain at the core of its beliefs; among these are the sovereignty of God, the authority of the scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers. The earliest American Presbyterian churches were established in Virginia, New England, Maryland, and Delaware during the 17th century and were mainly of English origin. Portions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States have been separated from the main body, and some parts have reunited several times. The greatest division occurred in 1861 during the American Civil War. The two branches that were created by that division were reunited in 1983 to form the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which is currently the largest Presbyterian group in this country. In North America, because of past or current doctrinal differences, Presbyterian churches often overlap.
Photo of Korean Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, located at 3412 W. Fourth Street. This 1,400-seat church was designed by S. Tilden Norton and boasts of towers on either side of the building; a large and elaborate brick and tile motif (seen here); a white sign which displays the name of the church in large Korean letters as well as in English; and several arched columns with two Menora's, or Jewish candles, adorning the main entrance. Verso on photograph states that this church started off as Temple Sinai East. The first services were held in 1925, and it remained a synagogue until 1960, when Temple Sinai relocated to a new location in Westwood. It does not list when it acquired its current name of Korean Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, however. In November 17, 1971 the church was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 91. Photograph dated: 2006.
1 photographic print :col. ;11 x 16 cm.
Photographic prints
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Korean Philadelphia Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Church decoration and ornament--California--Los Angeles
Presbyterian church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Korean language--Writing
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs
Norton, S. Tilden

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