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Old Posted Jan 10, 2017, 1:15 AM
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Originally Posted by tovangar2 View Post
Thanks HossC. More Ragnar Qvale :-)
Somewhere along the line I got the impression that Qvale & Associates designed the Norwegian Seamen's Church in San Pedro.
(but now that I'm finally doing a post, I can't find the info. again)


Looks pretty much the same today.


Ah humbug, I just noticed the upper 'balcony' has been enclosed ....................


A look inside the sanctuary.


Hanging from the rafters is this 'votive ship'.( it's in the above photo as well....

"A votive ship, sometimes called a church ship, is a ship model displayed in a church. As a rule, votive ships are constructed and given as gifts
to the church by seamen and ship builders. Votive ships are relatively common in churches in the Scandinavian countries."

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I was wrong about Ragnar Qvale; the Norwegian Seamen's Church was designed by architect Kemper Nomland.

"The Norwegian Seamen's Church (Den norske sjømannskirke) is a Norwegian Church Abroad that doubles as the Church of Sweden Los Angeles
(Svenska kyrkan Los Angeles), also known as the Swedish Seamen's Church. It is located in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, California and is also part
of the Church of Sweden Abroad (Svenska kyrkan i utlandet). A print on the wall of the lounge area shows an architectural painting indicating
Kemper Nomland
as the architect.

The Norwegian church was founded by Elbjørg Amundsen Baardsen and her husband Sig. The church moved to its present location at 1035 South Beacon Street in 1951.
The building cost $80,000 to complete."

Here's a better example of Kemper Nomland's work.

Case Study House #10 in Pasadena, 1947.

I really like this space, especially the fireplace.

We've seen Kemper Nomland once before on NLA.

HossC's Shulman post on a Kemper Nomland building (Southern California Gas Co. Plant) in Bellflower.


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