Angelus Temple
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Name: Angelus Temple
Class: House of Worship
County: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
U.S. Board on Geographic Names ID: 1744805

Angelus Temple is located at:
Latitude 34.0763997 North,
Longitude 118.2609078 West,
Elevation 119 meters above sea level, in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.

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National Historic Landmark. This NHL offers public access. Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Complete in 1923, this was the base of operations for Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944), a pioneer in the field of radio evangelism and the first to incorporate Hollywood and vaudeville style entertainment techniques in her broadcast sermons and preaching. Her doctrines--summarized as the "Foursquare Gospel"-- have served as a model for many modern Pentacostal evangelists. McPherson had Angelus Temple constructed following her design guidance in 1923. It is an unusual gore-shaped, domed, reinforced concrete auditorium that seats 5,300. The dome, surmounted by a highly visible neon-lit cross, served as a beacon to the vast numbers who came to hear Sister Aimee preach. During the Depression the Temple provided an important food and shelter service to the entire community.


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This website is maintained by Tom Alciere, based on public domain data from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.