Rudolph Schindler: Bethlehem Baptist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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Description

The Bethlehem Baptist Church on South Compton Avenue in Los Angeles is Schindler's only religious structure. It is one of very few examples of modern architecture in South Los Angeles. The African-American church congregation commissioned Schindler to design the building in 1944, most likely due to his ability to work with small budgets and be his own contractor.
The church was declared a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument in 2009, and is still in use today by a new religious organization.

Creator

Rudolph Schindler, architect
Julius Shulman, photographer

Source

R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture & Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1944-1945

Rights

© J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

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Citation

Rudolph Schindler, architect Julius Shulman, photographer, “Rudolph Schindler: Bethlehem Baptist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed April 19, 2024, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/459.