AKA: Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church #2, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA; St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Parish House, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Barker, Ott, and Viole, Associated Architects (firm); Merl Lee Barker (architect); G. Lawrence Ott (architect); Laurence D. Viole (architect)

Dates: constructed 1937-1938

North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

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This parish was founded in 1921 to serve an increasing number of Catholic residents of the San Fernando Valley. (Prior to Saint Charles Borromeo, Valley Catholics had to attend St. Robert Bellarmine Church opened in 1909 in Burbank, CA.) From 1921-1925, the Saint Charles parish was known as "Immaculate Conception Church," and met in a former Methodist house of worship at Weddington Street and Bakman Avenue. Rapid growth in the area necessitated the construction of a new church by 1937. This new building was erected on donated land (given by a parishioner), and accommodated a flock of 600. When a larger, grander, third church was completed in 1959, this building became the Parish Hall for the enlarged facility.

This church's facade retained the tripartite massing and central quatrefoil window of Mission San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo, (Saint Charles Borromeo Mission Church, Carmel, CA).

PCAD id: 14346