St. Alban's Episcopal Church (Los Angeles, California)

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St. Alban's Episcopal Church

St. Alban's Episcopal Church on Hilgard Avenue, Westwood, Los Angeles.
CountryUnited States
DenominationEpiscopal
Websitestalbanswestwood.com
Architecture
Architect(s)Percy Parke Lewis
Administration
DioceseEpiscopal Diocese of Los Angeles
Clergy
RectorSusan Webster Klein
 
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St. Alban's Episcopal Church

St. Alban's Episcopal Church on Hilgard Avenue, Westwood, Los Angeles.
CountryUnited States
DenominationEpiscopal
Websitestalbanswestwood.com
Architecture
Architect(s)Percy Parke Lewis
Administration
DioceseEpiscopal Diocese of Los Angeles
Clergy
RectorSusan Webster Klein

St. Alban's Episcopal Church is an Episcopal church located at 580 Hilgard Avenue in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.

St. Alban's Episcopal Church on Hilgard Avenue, Westwood, Los Angeles

Overview[edit]

The church building was designed by architect Percy Parke Lewis (1885-1962) in 1930-1931.[1][2][3][4] It was named after Saint Alban, and it was dedicated to Joseph Horsfall Johnson (1895-1928), who served as the first Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles.[2] Reverend John A. Bryant, the first vicar, conducted the first service on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1931.[2]

Statue in the frontyard of St. Alban's Episcopal Church on Hilgard Avenue, Westwood, Los Angeles.

Actor Paul Le Mat and producer Suzanne de Passe were married in this church.[5] The memorial service of Edward W. Carter (1911-1996) was also conducted here.[6] So was the memorial service of director Howard Hawks (1896-1977).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pacific Coast Architecture Database: St. Alban's Episcopal Church
  2. ^ a b c St. Alban's Episcopal Church History
  3. ^ Marc Wanamaker, Westwood, Arcadia Publishing, 2010, p. 55
  4. ^ David Gebhard, Robert Winter, An Architectural Guidebook to Los Ángeles, Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2003, p. 140 [1]
  5. ^ 'Motown VP dePasse Weds Actor Paul LeMat in L.A.', Jet, p. 12, Vol. 54, No. 20, August 3, 1978 [2]
  6. ^ Nancy Rivera Brooks, Edward Carter of Broadway Stores Dies of Cancer, The Los Angeles Times, April 26, 1996
  7. ^ Todd McCarthy, Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood, Grove Press, 2007, p. 460 [3]