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Old Posted May 19, 2014, 5:45 PM
Sonny☼LA Sonny☼LA is offline
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Schindler Church Restored!

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And finally, an awesome Schindler find down on Compton & 49th that I don't think has been mentioned on Noirish yet - the Bethlehem Baptist Church, commissioned by an African American congregation in 1944, now vacant for more than a decade. The LA Times recently did a piece about a photographer re-discovering the building, about the same time I heard about it and had to drive down and see it: Found: R.M. Schindler's hidden church


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Source: LA Times
Here's another surprise - Rudolph Schindler's beautiful but forlorn South LA Bethlehem Baptist Church has been restored and is (or will soon be) open for services! I, like everyone the owner talked to, assumed it was beyond repair when I stopped by to take the above photos. Hooray for Southern California's mild and naturally preservationist climate!

http://www.stevewallet.com/blog/2014...ch-open-house/


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