St. Sophia Cathedral, located at 1324 South Normandy Ave., opened in 1952. It was commissioned by theater executive Charles R. Skouras. Designed by the firm Walker, Kalionzes & Klingerman, it is frequently attributed to Gus Kalionzes. Artist William Chavalas, who trained at the Academy of arts in Athens and was the artistic director at 20th Century Fox designing film sets and movie theaters, created the wall paintings and designed the stained glass. The crystal chandeliers are Czechoslovakian. St. Sophia is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #120.
In their pursuit of Mrs. Celia L. Holme's murderer, Detectives Miles Ledbetter and Joe Filkas question Ernest LaValle, the winter sports coach at USC and a friend of Mrs. Holmes. From left to right, Ernest LaValle, Joe Filkas, and Miles Ledbetter.
Inside the Commercial Exchange Building. Most likely related to 1935 construction that removed a 10-foot section in the middle of the building. Building was owned by the Kress House Moving Company and the work was done by architects and engineers Walker & Eisen. Building at 416 W. 8th St (corner Olive Streets), Downtown Los Angeles.
New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia, center, presides over the Pacific coast regional meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. Boston Mayor Frederick Mansfield, left, served as Mr. La Guardia's secretary. Approximately 60 Pacific coast mayors attended the conference. Unemployment relief was a focal topic at the conference, which was held at Los Angeles' City Council chamber. May 15, 1937.