AKA: Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Church of Scientology, Office Building, Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - hospitals

Designers: Beelman, Claud, and Associates (firm); Claud Wilbur Beelman (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

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4833 Fountain Avenue
Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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Building Notes

Kaspare Cohn, founder of Commercial and Savings Bank (later known as Union Bank), founded this hospital along with the Hebrew Benevolent Society. to treat tuberculosis patients. It was originally located in Angelino Heights; neighbors objected to the facility being so close to them, and in 1912, the hospital moved to a site on Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles. Kaspare Cohn Hospital changed its name to Cedars of Lebanon in 1929; this institution merged with Mt. Sinai Hospital, to form the famous Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, now located on Beverly Boulevard; (Information drawn from Max Vorspan and Lloyd P. Gartner, History of the Jews of Los Angeles,[Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1970].)

PCAD id: 1175