Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church was designed by the architectural firm Allison and Allison Architects. It is located at 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, and is the home of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (10/2012).
View of the south faces of the west and central domes of the Griffith Observatory during construction with the skeleton of steel girders of the domes visible. Three workers are on the central dome and two workers are at the base of the drum next to wooden supports for concrete molds for the pilaster finials. Wooden scaffolding is visible along the tops of the central dome buttresses. The original concrete surface is visible; consistent with other similar architecture of the day, the Observatory's concrete walls were left unpainted in the 1930s and 1940s.
Bird's-eye view of the Griffith Observatory facing south towards the straight line of Los Feliz Boulevard in the distance. The observatory appears to be in the final phase of completion, with the Astronomers Monument in place but with the parts of the walkway and the south end of E. Observatory Avenue unpaved.
Exterior view of the main facade of the Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church. Signs on the church advertise a fundraising effort to prevent foreclosure, reading: "Save The Tower! $25,000 will do it. Will You Give It?" and "$50,000 Will Save This Church. Have You Given Your Bit for Religion? This Church belongs to Everybody." A tower-shaped sign to indicate the status of the fundraising effort is at the corner of the property. Other signs read: "Leila Castberg Preacher ... Church of Divine Power...Service, Sunday 7:30," and "May 6 The Miracle Church, Dr. Frank Dyer...Duled By Money...7:30."
Exterior view of the Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church at Plymouth and Wilshire Boulevards, just after the exterior scaffolding came down. Signs on the church advertised a fundraising effort to acquire donations to complete the construction project: "Save The Tower! $25,000 will do it. Will You Give It?" and "$50,000 Will Save This Church. Have You Given Your Bit for Religion? This Church belongs to Everybody" and "Save The Church In May, $50,000 Needed..." The edifice is now the home of the Wilshire United Methodist Church. The building was designed by the architectural firm Allison and Allison Architects.