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Know Your City No.8 Entrance to Hompa Hongwanja Buddhist Temple, Little Tokyo (Los Angeles), 1955
Date Created and/or Issued
November 25, 1955
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4759
Declared Historic-Cultural Monument #313 by the City of Los Angeles in 1986.
ANSWER:As you might suspect from its Oriental architecture, the building in the picture is the Hompa Hongwanja Buddhist Temple, a religious center in the heart of the city's Little Tokyo. It has been around a long time, since 1927. This is run strictly for your amusement
KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 8--This is very familiar to its 2300 members. And to thousands more. Even gives you the address: 119 N Central Ave.,near corner of E 1st St. Just for fun of it, can you guess what it is? Find answer on Page 28, Part II.
b&w negative
No linguistic content
Temples, Buddhist--California--Los Angeles County
Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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