Skip to main content

Image / Grand Avenue and 9th Street

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Title
Grand Avenue and 9th Street
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1908
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
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00068172
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Streets-Grand and 9th; S-005-418 4x5
CARL0000071442
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/106736
Subject
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

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: