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Grand Avenue and 9th Street
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photo taken on the corner of Grand Avenue (with trolley lines running through it) and 9th Street. The corner shop, Great Western Steam Carpet Cleaning Works, offers carpets cleaned and re-laid for .07 cents per yard. On the right of the shop is a white building with a steeple, possibly a church. In the middle of the photo, an elaborate tower can be seen, possibly another church building. And on the left of the photo, the B'nai B'rith Congregation sits majestically on the corner lot. Architect Abraham M. Edelman built congregation B'nai B'rith, located on 9th and Hope streets, in 1896. The cornerstone was laid on March 15, 1896 and it was dedicated on September 5th of the same year. The synagogue, which had seating for 600 people, was built of red brick with twin towers and pomegranate domes, its floors were carpeted in deep red with plush-cushioned pews and had a chandelier containing 60 bulbs, which made it the largest in the city. H.W. Hellman, Harris Newmark, Kaspare Cohn, and Mrs. J.P. Newmark presented the beautiful stained glass windows. Unfortunately, this grand edifice is no longer in existence. Photo dated: 1908.
1 photograph :b&w
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Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Streets-Grand and 9th; S-005-418 4x5
Great Western Steam Carpet Cleaning Works (Los Angeles, Calif.)
B'nai B'rith Temple (Los Angeles, Calif)
Church architecture--Details--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Synagogues--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Edelman, A.M

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