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Funeral service at the Los Angeles Union Church
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Japanese Union Church of Los Angeles was established in1918 through the merger of three congregations, the Los Angeles Presbyterian Church, the Los Angeles Congregational Church, and the Japanese Bethlehem Congregational Church of Los Angeles. The church building at 120 N. San Pedro Street was dedicated in 1923. In 1955, the name of the Japanese Union Church of Los Angeles was changed to the Union Church of Los Angeles. In 1976 the building was sold to the City of Los Angeles and the church relocated to 3rd and San Pedro. In 1986 the building was declared a City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument.
Mourners with coffin at funeral in the Japanese Union Church, located at 120 N. San Pedro in Little Tokyo.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Japanese American Community
S-006-647 120
Japanese Union Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Funeral rites and ceremonies--California--Los Angeles
Coffins--California--Los Angeles
Presbyterian church buildings--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Church buildings--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Japanese American photographs
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Time Period
Toriumi, Sophie

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