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3 New Additions to the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments List

Oct 22, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The Office of Historical Resources has announced its newest additions to its Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments list.

We first chronicled this back in April 2010, when 11 additional buildings were added.

The City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Ordinance, enacted in 1962, has made possible the designation of buildings and sites as individual local landmarks, called “Historic-Cultural Monuments” in Los Angeles. The City currently has over 900 Historic-Cultural Monuments, providing official recognition and protection for Los Angeles’ most significant and cherished historic resources.

These are the City Council’s newest approved announcement:

St. Philip the Evangelist Church, HCM #987, and St. Philip the Evangelist Parish Hall, HCM #988

It’s designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival/Romanesque style, and they’re located in South Los Angeles. This church’s historic features include brightly colored stained glass windows, and an original 1928 Skinner Opus 737 organ. Founded in 1907, the parish of St. Philip the Evangelist Church is the first historically African-American congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles–and is the spiritual home of many prominent members of the African-American community.

The church’s one-story parish hall building, constructed in 1962, includes many character-defining features of Modern architecture. The subject building was designed by famed African-American architect, Paul R. Williams. The hall is associated with the main church building that was designated separately as a Monument.

Coons Residence, HCM #989

Built in 1928 and located in Eagle Rock, this two-story single family residence is an excellent example of Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture, with some influences of the Monterey style. It has significant interior elements including a vaulted, beamed ceiling, a wrought-iron banister, fireplace, arched doorways and doors, and built-in cabinetry. The home was constructed for Arthur Coons, who served as President of the nearby Occidental College, from 1946 to 1965.

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