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Angelus Temple
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Krecsy, William G
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The impressive Angelus Temple was conceived by Aimee Semple McPherson for the thousands who came to hear her preach. When Aimee passed the plates for "offerings" she pleaded for "...greenbacks, no loose change..." and got the greenbacks. Her followers believed she preached the true gospel, and opened their pocketbooks. Angelus Temple was dedicated on January 1, 1923. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992, Building #92001875.
The exterior of Aimee Semple McPherson's Angelus Temple in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Alice, a woman of Hungarian ancestry, emigrated to Los Angeles from Canada looking for a cure from A.S. McPherson but later passed away in one of the sick rooms at the Temple, leaving behind a five year old daughter.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Hungarian American Community; Shades of L.A.: Canadian American Community
S-013-068 120
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Angelus Temple (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pentecostal churches--United States
Parking lots--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Echo Park (Los Angeles)
Echo Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Krecsy-Brown, Grace

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