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Title
Wilshire west at Windsor
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the mid-1920s after obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical and electrical engineering. He married Ethel Wisloh in 1936, and the pair moved to Los Angeles the following year. He worked in the film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, most notably on the animated features Fantasia and Pinocchio. His detailed notebook, documenting the special effects for Fantasia, is the subject of a 14-minute short-subject included on the film's DVD. In 1949, he started employment with Librascope as a patent engineer. Schultheis was an avid amateur photographer who traveled the world with his cameras. It was on one of these photographic exhibitions in 1955 that he disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. His remains were discovered 18 months later. The digitized portion of this collection represents the images Schultheis took of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities after he relocated to the area in 1937.
Designed by Allison & Allison and built in 1924, the church was promoted by Portland Cement Association as being "all-concrete." The exterior has a Romanesque revival appearance, while the interior is reminiscent of the Gothic revival style.
This view of Wilshire Boulevard looking west from Windsor Boulevard includes the white Moderne style Coldwell, Cornwall and Banker building (4322 Wilshire Boulevard, since demolished) as well as the Wilshire Methodist Episcopal Church.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098759
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-130 8x10
CARL0005091261
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38135
Subject
Wilshire United Methodist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Coldwell, Cornwall and Banker (Firm)
Methodist church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Anglican church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Gothic revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Romanesque revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Allison & Allison

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