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Title
View of the First Baptist Church from Pasadena City Hall
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
Circa 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.
Architects Bakewell & Brown designed the Spanish Baroque style Pasadena City Hall, located at 100 North Garfield Avenue, in Pasadena, which was completed in 1927. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Pasadena Civic Center Historic District.; Architects Marsh & Russell designed the1904 First Baptist Church, located at 75 North Marengo Avenue, in Pasadena. A Romanesque tower works well with the Gothic Revival building, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Pasadena Civic Center Historic District.
A woman stands in the arched entrance to the dome of the Pasadena City Hall. Cars line Holly Street in this view that includes the First Baptist Church.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098109
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-541 8x10
CARL0005080265
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37759
Subject
Pasadena City Hall (Pasadena, Calif.)
First Baptist Church (Pasadena, Calif.)
City halls--California--Pasadena
Baptist church buildings--California--Pasadena
Church buildings--California--Pasadena
Architecture--California--Pasadena--Spanish influences
Arches--California--Pasadena
Automobiles--California--Pasadena
Streets--California--Pasadena
Holly Street (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Bakewell & Brown
Marsh & Russell

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