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Giant church bell
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Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
T-S Construction
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Photograph was composited in publication.
The church was bdesigned by Daniel Elliott and built by T-S Construction.
Photograph caption dated March 7, 1960 reads, "Crane lifts 6,545-pound church bell - largest in Southern California - into position at top of 100-foot tower of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorpark street and Dixie Canyon avenue, Sherman Oaks. Bell was cast by John Taylor Co. at Loughborough, England, and is five feet, two inches in diameter and four by nine feet high."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Saint Francis de Sales Parish (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Church bells--California--Los Angeles
Bell towers--California--Los Angeles
Cranes, derricks, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Catholic churches--California--Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles)
Church buildings--California--Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles)
Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Elliott, Daniel

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