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Know Your City no. 26 – Plaza Methodist Church

Know Your City no. 26 – Plaza Methodist Church

This image, part of the Know Your City photography series, appeared in the Dec. 13, 1955, Los Angeles Times. The original caption reported:

KNOW YOUR CITY, no. 26 – This tiled tower is on Sunset Blvd. And right beside it is one of the city’s greatest tourist attractions. This is kind of a tough one. So give yourself an “A” if you can guess what it is. Answer is on Page 30, Part II.

ANSWER – Sure it’s on Sunset Blvd. – EAST Sunset Blvd., right across from the Old Plaza. It is La Plaza Iglesia Metodista (the Plaza Methodist Church). Next door: Olivera Street. …

East Sunset Blvd. is now Cesar E. Chavez Ave.

The Know Your City photography series was published in 1955-56 Los Angeles Times.

Dec. 9, 2015: The Plaza Methodist Church at Olvera Street in Los Angeles.

Dec. 9, 2015: The Plaza Methodist Church at Olvera Street in Los Angeles. Credit: Scott Harrison / Los Angeles Times.


  1. March 25, 2016, 5:01 pm

    Looking to find pics from my grandfather, Cal Montney who was photographer for L.A. Times in 50’s, 60’s, 70’s

    By: Amanda Albertson
  2. March 27, 2016, 12:43 pm

    try doing google searches with “ cal montney” (without the quotes). That should give you leads to his photos used in this From the Archives blog.

    By: Scott Harrison

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