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Wilshire Christian Church
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1982
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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After land was donated by Charles Chapman in 1911, a small bungalow style church was built at this corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Normandie Avenue. In 1927 the original church was replaced by this Northern Italian Romanesque style structure with a 200-foot tower, designed by Robert H. Orr. On May 19, 1940, First Christian Church of Los Angeles merged with Wilshire Boulevard Christian Church to become Wilshire Christian Church, which is of the Disciples of Christ denomination. Located at 634 S. Normandie Avenue, the church is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #209.
Exterior view of the Romanesque Revival style Wilshire Christian Church, as seen from the western side of Normandie Avenue. In the foreground, a construction crane is visible near the roof of the Wilshire Hyatt House, which later became the Radisson Wilshire Plaza Hotel.
1 photographic print :col. ;9 x 13 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Churches-Wilshire Christian Church
Wilshire Christian Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Romanesque revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Orr, Robert H

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