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Blessed Buildings – The Little Church at the Base of Pound Cake Hill

This week’s “Blessed Building,” is one of the very first churches ever built in Los Angeles – the old St. Athanasius Protestant Episcopal Church at the corner of Temple and New High Streets at the base of Pound Cake Hill. … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday in Sodom – Some Early Churches of Hollywood

In 1922, the Central Christian Advocate of Kansas City wrote with presumed and unquestioned authority that, “The reputation of Sodom and Gomorrah cannot be lower than Hollywood.” Of course they weren’t alone in this breathless pronouncement. Sinful Hollywood was being … Continue reading

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Bertram’s Last Drive – The Arlington Hotel Tragedy

Just after lunch on Sunday June 28, 1925, Bertram Deane Hancock jumped behind the wheel of his shiny roadster and turned out of the driveway of the family home at 3189 Wilshire Boulevard, no doubt waving a cheerful goodbye to … Continue reading

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