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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

TREE PLANTING MAKES NEW NORTHRIDGE HISTORY

Join us for our Second Centennial Tree Planting!

When: Saturday, April 10th
Where: Northridge South (Exact location disclosed upon sign up with TreePeople)
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Sign up & Breakfast: 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, closed-toe shoes and a sun hat. Please help us to reduce waste by bringing your own re-usable water bottle, refills will be provided. This is a rain or shine event!

Sign up at www.treepeople.org. For more information, email: volunteer@treepeople.org

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DALE'S MARKET IN NORTHRIDGE

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures -- Northridge100
Image contributed to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Art Jacobs - 2010

"This is an advertisement Dales Market used on their grocery bags in the 1970s. Dales Market was a family owned market. Northridge had a Dales Market in the Corbin and Parthenia Shopping Center. It opened up back in the 1960’s and closed in the 1980’s."

MARK’S PAINT STORE IN THE NO HO

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures
Mark's Paint Store in the NoHo - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010 (click on images to enlarge)
Treasure trove of film and television memorabilia and great paint supplies too.
Check out this great movie and television memorabilia by clicking on the image.
Mark's Paint Store in the NoHo - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010 (click on images to enlarge)

A visit to Mark's Paint Store in the NoHo presents yet another powerful argument for the importance of supporting entertainment companies in the San Fernando Valley. A specialty paint store catering to the motion picture and television industries, Mark’s has for 32 years supplied scenic and set companies with the ordinary and specialized paints and equipment needed to create the backgrounds of the films we know and appreciate.
The next time you are in North Hollywood visit Mark’s just to see the fantastic movie memorabilia collection that decorate the walls. Look for film and t.v. scripts, posters and location-cards (admitting suppliers to secured sets.)
As an artist, I have found a great new place to buy supplies, and to just explore.

Mark’s Paint Store
4830 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Mark’s is next to the Idle Hour Cafe (the barrel) where Vineland meets Lankershim Boulevard in the NoHo.

• Phone: (818)766-3949
• Fax: (818)766-0068
• Email: info@markspaint.com
• Tax number: 95-3521153
• http://www.markspaint.com

MORE ABOUT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures
First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood - photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on images to enlarge)
Originally founded in 1892, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood has had four locations in the area. It moved to its present site in the 1940s, near the intersection of Tujunga Avenue and Riverside Drive.
Main entry door to the First Methodist Church of North Hollywood. The doorway is in the Spanish - Moorish revival style of architecture, very popular in Los Angeles in the 1940s when this beautiful church was built.
Madonna and Child - Stained glass window in the "bridal room" of the United Methodist Church of North Hollywood.
Methodist "circuit riders" were the first Protestant ministers serving the San Fernando Valley. Services might be held in barns or homes and sometimes at the edge of fields. Webb McKelvey who was in the first graduating class of the University of Southern California (founded by Methodists) told me about his preacher father riding from village to village in the San Fernando Valley and the desert communities.

First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood
4832 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, California 91601. 818-763-8231
Dr. Joey K. McDonald – Senior Minister

Nylean Rapinac, Church Secretary of the First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood. Nylean is graduate of North Hollywood High School

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF NORTH HOLLYWOOD

Called by Christians, The Last Supper, this beautiful wooden frieze of Jesus and His disciples at their last Seder together is the altar centerpiece of the First United Methodist Church in North Hollywood. (photograph for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010) (Click on image to enlarge)
The parable of the Good Samaritan - early stained glass window - First United Methodist Church - photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.
Jesus asked his followers about the meaning of 'brotherhood". Then He told a story about travelers passing by a man who had been robbed and injured. A Samaritan stopped to aid the man. Who was the man's brother?
Stained glass window of Saint James the Great (or, Elder) - First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood.
Pilgrims to the shrine of Saint James in Spain were given little cockle shells as symbols of their achievement. Hence, Mary, Mary quite contrary ...
Stained glass window of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. An Anglican priest, Father Wesley sought to reform the Church of England by a de-emphasis on ritual toward what he saw as the greater inspiration preaching and music.
My favorite Wesley quote is:
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”

First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood
4832 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, California 91601.
818-763-8231

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MUSEUM SEEKS INFO ON ARTIST CORITA KENT IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

(Sister) Corita Kent, major American printmaker, silk screen and serigraph artist had a studio at 5126 Vineland Avenue,
1 block south of Magnolia Vineland and Hartsook
designed the Love stamp for the US post office.

Your Museum is seeking information about "Sister" Corita's years in the NoHo.

contact:
1 (818) 347-9665

DAKIN MATTHEWS WORKING TO SAVE HISTORIC IDLE HOUR CAFE

Dakin Matthews - photo gift to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from the artist - 2010
Dakin Matthews is a San Fernando Valley film, television and theater actor who resides in North Hollywood and runs the much loved New Place Theater in the NoHo.
A working actor, Matthews has just returned from a world theatrical tour and continues his lifelong study of theater history. A visit to Wikipedia (Dakin Matthews), reveals a playwright, director, theatrical scholar and star making a living in the arts in the San Fernando Valley, the heart of the Creative Capital of the World.
Dakin Matthews in front of the endangered Idle Hour Cafe on Vineland in North Hollywood. (photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of the Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2010)
The roof leaks, the paint has pealed, and the redwood siding is showing the damage of years.... Yet, the cherished old Idle Hour (La Cana) cafe, is one of only 10 such thematic structures left in our city. Dakin Matthews believes that the building deserves to be rescued and returned to its original purpose, a grill and bar to serve as an anchor to the historic NoHo Arts District. We agree!

New Place Theatre 10950 Peach Grove North Hollywood
Parking on Vineland and behind the theatre - where Lankershim and Vineland meet. Look for the Idle Hour barrel - walk north past the wig store and Peach Grove is a little street there. (Why would a street in North Hollywood be called Peach Grove - simple, the cling peach was developed in the NoHo, and around 1895 North Hollywood was called "The Home of the Peach".

Monday, March 29, 2010

PHILADELPHIA SANDWICHES SINCE 1980

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures
The Best Philadelphia Cheese Steak - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010.
Jane Russel and Marilyn Monroe - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes poster - Photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of The Museum 2010
Both Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell graduated from Van Nuys High School.
CocaCola collection - Philadelphia Sandwiches in the historic NoHo Arts District

Film memorabilia - Philadelphia Sandwiches in historic NoHo.

Board member Gary Fredburg and I have been exploring the cafes in the NoHo, to recommend to folks on The Museum's historic walking tours. Gary says the Philadelphia Cheese Steak sandwich was really good. I really enjoyed the walls of the place, loaded with great memorabilia and photos from the San Fernando Valley's amazing history as the center of the Creative Capital of the World.

Philadelphia Sandwiches, Since 1980
1112 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
Just a short walk east from Lankershim Boulevard in the historic NoHo Arts District. Fredburg approved sandwiches.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

SOME PHOTOS FROM THE MUSEUM'S NORTHRIDGE TOUR

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures -- Northridge100
Photos by Eric Haack for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. (click on images to enlarge)
A friend of Richard Hilton, Eric Haack sent this photo from The Museum's bus tour of Historic Northridge.

If you or a friend would like to be contacted about future Northridge100 centennial celebrations, just give The Museum a call - tell us your name and how to spell it and, your e-mail address. 1 (818) 347-9665

Friday, March 26, 2010

JOYCE'S COFFEE SHOP A NORTHRIDGE TRADITION

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures -- Northridge100
Interior Counter of Joyce's Coffee Shop - Photos by Art Jacobs for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2010

Art Jacobs revisits Joyce's Coffee Shop with his parents.

"Joyce's has been serving up coffee and great food to the community of Northridge since 1955. My Parent's Dan & Helen Jacobs used to pile us four boys into our 1960 Oldsmobile station wagon to head out and have Saturday breakfast at Joyce's. When you step into Joyce's it's likegoing back in time. The old 50's counter top with red leather seats and the stainless steel bar back looks the same as it did when the place
opened. Joyce is now deceased, but her cook Rudy purchased the place and has been delivering excellent service ever since. I had the opportunity to take my parents back to Joyce's for lunch. We had a great time reminiscing with our waitress. She even allowed us to capture our memories on film. If you haven't visited Joyce's stop by, Rudy has a large selection of food, my favorite being the meatloaf sandwich on
sourdough. Thanks Rudy and to all of your staff for making our afternoon outing a
delight." Art Jacobs

Thursday, March 25, 2010

STAR OF TV's ISIS SENDS PHOTOS TO THE MUSEUM

Brian Cutler - Photo gift by Brian Cutler to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Here's something fun.
Earlier in this blog, a posting entitled Brian Cutler featured a student actor from North Hollywood High School, who starred in the school's musical Carousel. As an example of what your Museum will be able to accomplish when we get a location for volunteers, I searched the Internet under: Cutler, Brian / Actor / North Hollywood High School.
I located Brian, the owner and director of a professional acting school in Kansas City, Missouri. We received this recent photograph of Brian today.
Brian Cutler got his start in the San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the creative capital of the world.

FABRIZIO FLORES JOINS THE MUSEUM'S BOARD OF ADVISORS

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures
Fabrizio Flores - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010 (click on image to enlarge)

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to announce the addition of Fabrizio Flores to our Board of Advisors. An artist and arts administrator, Mr. Flores is the Education Program Coordinator for the Museum of Cotemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. He works with MOCA’s family and internships program.
Our newest advisor holds a degree in art from California State University Los Angeles, and graduate studies in painting, printmaking and sculpture at California State University Humbolt.
Mr. Flores will advise The Museum on educational and arts matters. He was introduced to the Museum Community during a walking tour of historic North Hollywood, led by Richard Hilton.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

RUDY'S BARBER SHOP A NORTHRIDGE LANDMARK

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures -- Northridge100
Rudy's Barber Shop Northridge - Photos by Art Jacobs for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on image to enlarge) "Attached are photos I took at Rudy's barber shop in the Corbin Parthenia Shopping Center. This barber shop has been around since the 60's and many of us who grew up around this intersection got haircuts by Rudy.

Rudy is deceased, but the current barber John allowed me to take photos in his shop. It looks the same way it did when the place opened. John even pulled out the Old plastic signage for the center listing all the shops that once was there.
Hope you enjoy it. Thanks."

AIR RAID SIRENS WERE ONCE A PART OF SAN FERNANDO VALLEY LIFE

2010 -- The Year of Valley History -- Northridge100
Air Raid Siren in Northridge 2010 - Photo by Richard Hilton for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on image to enlarge)
Air Raid Siren in Northridge 2010 - Photo by Richard Hilton for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on image to enlarge)
"Attached are photos I took of one of the air raid siren
polls in Northridge. Many of us who went to school in the 50's, 60's and 70's still remember the sounds of the Air Raid Polls. This one is located on Reseda and Lassen. We used to have one near my elementary school (Napa Street), but when I went over there to take a photo the
city had removed it. Enjoy" Richard Hilton

Share your Cold War memories with The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
1 (818) 347-9665

Monday, March 22, 2010

HISTORIC OAKRIDGE HOUSE IN NORTHRIDGE

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures - Northridge100
Oakridge Manor - Photo for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010 (click on image to enlarge)
The famous actress Barbara Stanwyck had the beautiful Oakridge Manor House built high atop Devonshire Street in 1939. The estate was sold to the beloved comic actor Jack Oakie, who lived there until his death.
Designated as Los Angeles Cultural Monument # 484 and as a California State Historic Landmark, the home built for the great actress Barbara Stanwick, and residence of her husband Robert Taylor, the classic English Period Revival Manor House (1939) has a real chance of being returned to its former glory.
Occupied until it was willed to the University of Southern California by the widow of the actor Jack Oakie, the estate is a major San Fernando Valley treasure.
Tour of Historic Northridge - Oakridge Manor - Photo for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010 (click on image to enlarge)
Thanks to the Northridge100 Committee and Councilman Grieg Smith and his staff, the in-tourists exploring historic Northridge were able to visit the grounds of the historic Oakridge Estate. To the joy of The Museum Community, the grand old Oakridge House has been purchased for today's and future generations by the City of Los Angeles.

The Oakridge House is closed to the public, but has a good chance of being opened for visitors later in the year.
18650 Devonshire Street
Northridge, CA 91324

WATCHING THE ROWE HOME IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD OVER THE YEARS

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures
Here's a rare "then and now" opportunity to see the North Hollywood boyhood home of Jim Rowe. Compare these two images with the previous posting on this blog entitled "A New Home in North Hollywood 1939".

The Rowe Home on 6544 Farmdale in North Hollywood in 1985- Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Jim Rowe 2010 (click on image to enlarge)
“The power line in all the photos is in the middle of Fair Avenue School. Yes, we went to school under power lines and survived.!!” Note: The school is under the power lines at the left.

The Rowe Home on 6544 Farmdale in North Hollywood in 2005

MOSKVA CLIFF RESTAURANT

2010 -- The Year of Valley History

Moskva Cliff Restaurant (signed menu)- Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg March 2010 - (click on image to enlarge)
Moskva Cliff Restaurant was located at 12616 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. I know little about the place, save from a couple of visits there to impress one of my dates while in high school.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

LIFESTYLES OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Matchbook cover from Astro Aviation - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2009 (click on image to enlarge)
San Fernando Valley Lifstyles
Only a few places in the world are graced with a Mediterranean climate, and Southern California is one. The mild winters and warm to hot summers makes life in our region nearly ideal. Naturally, our gracious climate influences how we live. However, there are other factors beyond the weather that influence how we live – earthquake preparedness and wildfire safety are important examples.
Major things like geography and geology aren’t the only modifiers of our lives. There are subtle and downright mysterious things as well. The fact that most of us are second generation residents of the Valley, at best, surrounds us with a population willing to relocate and ready to try new things. When one adds transience to a car-culture, measuring distance in time rather than miles enters our thinking and behavior. (“How far is Tarzana from North Hollywood? Oh, about 20 minutes, if it isn’t rush hour.”)
Because the San Fernando Valley is on the same latitude as Oran, Algeria and Cairo, Egypt sun-protection is a reality and our lives are very different from Americans who live in up-state New York or Chicago. Our patio-culture, is a distinct reflection of a Spanish/Mexican heritage and speaks loudly of our emphasis on privacy and internal living.
Factors such as being surrounded by the largest Persian population outside of Iran, or enough Canadian expatriots to make Los Angeles the 4th largest Canadian city, makes for great kabob restaurants and enough support for an ice hockey team.
Your Museum Community believes that the way we live, and have lived, is important to study. We invite you to explore the kaleidoscopic richness of San Fernando Valley lifestyles with us.

Contact your Museum today: 1 (818) 347-9665

A NEW HOME IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD 1939

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures
Putting in a New Lawn in NoHo 1939 - Gift to Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Jim Rowe 2010 - Refer to photo 1486 (click on image to enlarge)
New Home in NoHo 1939 - Gift to Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Jim Rowe 2010 - Refer to photo 1486 (click on image to enlarge)

Jim Rowe, not only continues to share great photographs of the early, pre-WWII days of the Valley, but adds a priceless account of what was transpiring in his family at the time.
“Our first home - Built in NoHo (6544 Farmdale Avenue) Near Victory & Tujunga. (Next to the future Fair Ave. School. The cost was $5,000 in 1939 and you had a choice of either a tennis court or small swimming pool.
The driveway, curbs, lights and sidewalks were all extra. The backyard incinerator (to burn trash) was $25 extra. Trees were $5 each and we planted 4 Eucalyptus in the back yard. (still there)”
“The curbs have yet to be constructed. Milk, Ice, Water, Fruit & Vegetables were all delivered by truck until McFadden's Market was built (Victory & Tujunga).
The only newspapers were: L.A. Times, Herald Examiner, Valley Times, Green Sheet (Daily News) and the Dime-A-Line news (Ads)
Television didn't arrive until 1948 - After WW2 ... Dad built a 10" TV (TransVision) from a kit, soldering on it every night on our dining room table. When it was complete, He turned it to the window and the neighbors brought beach chairs and sat in our front yard to watch Bing Crosby & Wrestling with Dick Lane on Ch 5 (KTLA). Later, Ch 2 (KTSL) came on the air and the competition began!”

LOCKEED FIRE DEPARTMENT DURING WORLD WAR II

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures
Lockeed Aircraft Fire Department 1942, Station Number 2 - Photograph gift to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Jim Rowe, Cincinnati, Ohio 2010.(click on images to enlarge)
Note the camouflage netting above the fire station, and the aircraft being built in the hanger at the far right. Jim Rowe’s father, Chief Earl Rowe was a member of the Lockheed Fire Department (Chief Rowe is the 3rd.fireman from the left).
Photograph gift to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Jim Rowe, Cincinnati, Ohio 2010. Jim Rowe with his dad’s Fire Chief Car. The boy Jim was born in North Hollywood.

Note: These two photographs were shared by Jim Rowe by email transmission. They were sent as a test to check on the process of scanning images and sending them by the Internet. Thanks Jim, you've added to The Museum's visual knowledge of the Valley during World War II, and both fire protection services and automotive history.

Friday, March 19, 2010

MORE ABOUT FAITH BIBLE CHURCH IN NORTHRIDGE

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures -- Northridge100
Faith Bible Church - Northridge - Photo by Gerald Fecht 2010 for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click to enlarge)



Richard Hilton wrote: "in 1910, when the original Hawk Ranch was sold to the Valley Farms Co., who began to subdivide the land, several Norwegian immigrant families came to this area and began to farm the land. They formed a Lutheran congregation in 1910 and their first pastor was O.J.H. Preus until 1916 when S.T. Sorenson took over."

HISTORIC POSTCARDS ON EXHIBIT IN NORTHRIDGE

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures -- Northridge100
Joining in the festivities marking the 100th anniversary of Northridge, an exhibit of historic postcards greets visitors to the Northridge Branch of LA Public Library.
Fred Berk, Librarian of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley regularly arranges for displays of historic San Fernando Valley postcards and other interesting Valley memorabilia. To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Northridge, Porter Ranch and historic Zelzah, Fred placed these interesting items, now on display at the Northridge Branch Library.
Mobile in the foyer of the Northridge Library - Photo by Gerald Fecht - 2010 - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Great books are flying off the shelves at the Northridge Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. The Library has convenient on site parking at 9051 Darby Street.

From our inception, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has concentrated on mobile and community-based exhibits. The nearly hour’s drive between San Fernando and Calabasas, makes traveling to an exhibit a genuine burden for many. So, your Museum takes history and culture to the people where they live, shop and go to school.
In 2008, The Museum’s Librarian, Fred Berk began the presentation of historic, Valley-related postcards and related memorabilia in branches of the Los Angeles Public Library. The Museum’s motive here is simple: to keep the San Fernando Valley’s history before our 1,800,000 residents on an on-going basis.

If you or your organization is interested in a mobile history exhibit, contact your Museum today 1 (818) 347-9665
You or your group can also contribute historic memorabilia to the Museum for future generations to enjoy.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

SELLING REAL ESTATE IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

A porch at the back of UCLS's beautiful Royce Hall. Photo by Gerald Fecht 2010

It's always exciting to speak with San Fernando Valley business-people who have an interest in our area's amazing history and culture. Today, I met two enterprising men, who are working hard to make Rodeo Realty a get-up-and-going-business.Real estate sales have been a part of Valley history for generations.
Marc Tahler and Ken Zietz can be reached at 1 (818) 970-3000
What could be more exciting than buying a home in the heart of the creative capital of the world?

BUTTONS AND BOWS- MUSIC FROM THE VALLEY OF THE STARS

Sheet Music for "Buttons and Bows" - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg - 2010
When Paramount at Christmastime in 1948 released its popular film, The Paleface, the studio probably wasn’t thinking about making San Fernando Valley history. But, it did. The movie’s two big stars, Bob Hope and Jane Russell were among the many reasons why we called the San Fernando Valley, the heart of the creative capital of the world.
Jane Russell did her first serious acting while she attended Van Nuys High School. She was considered the sexiest woman in American, that is until her crown was stolen by another Van Nuys High School girl, Marilyn Monroe.
Bob Hope, when he wasn’t on the road doing performances and USO shows lived in the privacy of Toluca Lake. Appropriately, Bob Hope is buried in the San Fernando Valley in the Catholic cemetery in Mission Hills.

Your Museum is working on an annual calendar of San Fernando Valley notables. If you know of a celebrity in history, sports, science, film, radio, animation, or politics - let us know. We want to know about folks who have worked, had their residence, gone to school, been born or died in our amazing Valley.
Call: 1 (818) 347-9667

THANKS FOR THE SAINT PATTY'S DAY MUSEUM MEETING

Jerry Fecht (Walsh and Finn) presiding over The Museum's March meeting - photo for The Museum's archives by Phyllis Hansen 2010

Just a quick note of thanks to those who attended the March meeting of your Museum. The dedication of the members of our Board and our Advisors is showing more and more results almost every day.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH - A NORTHRIDGE LANDMARK

2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures -- Northridge100
In-tourists on the Northridge Centennial bus tour - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - by Gerald Fecht (click on images to enlarge)
Encouraging residents of the San Fernando Valley to get out and see the seemingly endless treasures of our communities, is a major objective of your Museum.
Stained glass window of Faith Bible Church in Northridge.
My photographs of the exterior of old Faith Bible Church in Northridge were awful, so I'm depending on one of you folks to supply me with one for the blog. In the meanwhile, here are two interior images of this 1917 Protestant Church.
Founded by Norwegians, the building was called originally the Norsk Evangelisk Luther's Kirke, it was constructed in what has become known as the American Dakotas' Gothic Revival style. One only has to climb the steep front stairs of the church to realize that its builders were likely expecting a deep snow.
The original altar is gone, but would have been made of carved wood, similar to the original altar seen on The Museum's walking tour of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in North Hollywood.
Faith Bible Church at 18531 Gresham Street in Northridge, is Los Angeles Cultural Monument # 152.