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:
Elevation 119 meters above sea level, in
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.
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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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