This photograph is related to the article, "Mass Sung in Memory of St. John Bosco Here," with a photo caption reading: "Catholic Hierarchy Observing Saint's Anniversary: Solemn high mass in St. Patrick's Church yesterday with Bishop Cantwell presiding, commemorated canonization of St. John Bosco on the forty-seventh anniversary of his death...," Los Angeles Times, February 1, 1935.
The former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, located at 214 South Main Street, is one of Los Angeles' few remaining 19th century landmarks and was completed in 1876. The Cathedral was decommissioned at some point between 1994 and 1999 after which it underwent seismic retrofitting and restoration and, in the process, was converted to an event space called Vibiana.
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).