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Old Posted Jan 30, 2013, 6:47 AM
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Lwize, it wouldn't be St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 12th and Los Angeles, would it?

Circa 1901-15, USC Digital Collection

Circa 1929, USC Digital Collection

1940s, with the Bendix Building in the background, LAPL

1957, LAPL

1971, LAPL

It burned down in 1983 and was replaced by the Diocese a few years later with a somewhat cartoonish--and wholly suburban--structure:

Some good reading here:
Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.

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