AKA: First Congregational Church #3, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Coxhead, Ernest, Architect (firm); Ernest Albert Coxhead (architect)

Dates: constructed 1889

6th Street and Hill Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Southwest corner of 6th Street and Hill Street

Building History

The 1st Congregationalist Church #1 in Los Angeles, CA, was erected in 1867-1868 on a lot located on the west side of New High Street, north of Temple Street, and the second on a parcel at 3rd Street and Hill Street, dedicated in 1883. English-born architect Ernest Coxhead (1863-1933) designed this third church for the 1st Congregationalist parish in 1889, and it was completed in 1889. Architectural historian Richard Longstreth, in his book, On the Edge of the World, indicated that Coxhead's church was located on the southwest corner of 6th Street and Hill Street in Downtown Los Angeles. He indicated, from an article in the Los Angeles Daily Herald, 01/01/1890, that it cost $14,000. (See Richard Longstreth, On the Edge of the World, [New York: Architectural History Foundation and Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1983], p. 422.) By 1932, the 1st Congregationalist congregation had built five churches, the last standing at 540 South Commonwealth Avenue.


This church was razed.

PCAD id: 1280