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Old Posted May 3, 2010, 10:58 PM
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Our druggist Brunswig, of the restored Brunswig Building on Main Street, lived in style, at 3528 West Adams. Lucien Napoleon Brunswig, born in France, was also a philanthropist, reportedly founding the French Red Cross (not sure what the difference was between the French and the 'merican) and a soup kitchen at the Plaza Mission church, near the office. His daughter, Marguerite Brunswig Staude, was, like her father, a devout Catholic. According to West Adams by Suzanne Cooper, "In 1932, inspired by her vision of a cross superimposed on the Empire State Building, [Marguerite] conceived the idea for a place of worship." The realization of her vision was, alas, not in Los Angeles--who could compete with Sister Aimee?--but rather in Sedona, Ariz.
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