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St. Vincent's College, Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Pierce, C. C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
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C.C. Pierce & CO
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In 1865, the Vincentian Fathers were commissioned to found St. Vincent's College for boys in Los Angeles, and appointed John Asmuth, C.M. as its first President Rector. The college was originally located in the Lugo Adobe House at the southeast corner of Alameda and Los Angeles streets. The building was one of few two-story complexes in the city at that time and had been donated by Vicente Lugo. Although the building no longer stands, its original site was across Alameda Street from the current Union Station on the Plaza near the southeast end of the city's historic Olvera Street. After two years, the school moved several blocks over. The campus encompassed Broadway, 6th, Hill, and 7th streets, the entire block being used for athletic fields, etc. Rapid growth prompted the Jesuits to seek a new campus on Venice Boulevard in 1917. In 1918, the name was changed to Loyola College of Los Angeles. The school relocated once again to the present Westchester campus in 1929, and achieved university status in 1930, becoming Loyola University of Los Angeles. In 1973, Loyola University and Marymount College merged to form Loyola Marymount University (also known as LMU). Through this union, the expanded university maintained the century-old mission of Catholic higher education in Los Angeles.
Front of St. Vincent's College on South Grand Avenue, between W. 18th Street and W. Washington Boulevard.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Photographers Collection; C.C. Pierce Collection
St. Vincent's College (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Universities and colleges--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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