California Postcard Co., Los Angeles, California -
1922 - My guess is 1922 -
the earliest Angelus Temple post card (painting).
(#43 - thanks to
The main entrance
(alcove #8) is obscured by the tree. If this is an artist's
conception, perhaps this obscure depiction of the building
was intended, to make the building look perfectly homogenous
- since the doors may have not yet been designed. The
elevated perspective shows the actual larger size of the
second row of windows, which is not apparent in most of the
other photographs and paintings, when viewed from a street
Western Publishing and Novelty Co. - #R-93357 - Theo Sohmer
1923 - Postmarked
November 1923 (previously thought to be 1928).
The temple opened its
doors on January 1, 1923. No radio towers until the end of
KFSG (K Four Square Gospel)
went on the air on February 10, 1924.
The towers must have been visible in late 1923 during their
Here is a reserved seat pass for 1924 (guess).
California Greeting and Post Card Company, Los Angeles,
California - #29165
1924 - My guess is 1924
(previously thought to be 1922).
The radio towers have been
erected. Notice the absence of the prayer tower, and the
absence of radio tower lettering. Some truncation of the
left side of the building has occurred. The two black
dedication plaques in the center of the picture actually are
on both sides of alcove #8, not #7.
Pacific Novelty Company, San Francisco, Los Angeles -
1925 - My guess is 1925
(previously thought to be 1936).
perspective. Note the American flag over the
The "Aimee Semple McPherson
Four Square Gospel" sign has been installed.
The park is so dark - where are the paths?
- In 1926, the new
5-story L.I.F.E. Bible College building was completed
(Lighthouse of International Foursquare Evangelism), with
the prominent new prayer tower highly
1926 and 1930, the radio tower lettering was added.
"Pub. by the M. Kashower Co., Los Angeles, Cal." - #650 -
1932 - Postmarked
(#36 - scview#1)
depiction seems to have turned Glendale Blvd. into a parking
lot - how does that work? I see Park Ave., but where is
"Pub. by M. Kashower Co., Los Angeles, Calif." - #650
1933 - Postmarked
November 1933. With Aimee painting inset.
Same shot as
above, but different clouds, and added Aimee picture!
Sister McPherson-Hutton was married to David Hutton from
1931 to 1933.
Western Publishing and Novelty Co. - #98 - 113609
1934 - My guess is 1934
- (#35 -
Giant white radio call letters "KFSG" have been added to the
radio towers, along with "Angelus".
Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los
Angeles, Calif. - #98 -
1935 - My guess is
1935. (#45 -
The main entrance
is alcove #8.
Tichnor Art Company, L.A. - #T102
Postmarked Oct. 7, 1936.
There is no cross
on the dome. Elevated observer perspective.
Same painting as
above, with different coloring.
Western Publishing and Novelty Co. - #98 -
Postmarked January 1937.
(#50 - pc1555)
Tichnor Art Company, L.A. - #T102 - 63780
1937(2) - My guess
is 1937. Stylized painting with golden dome.
Same painting as above, with
new clouds, and color glorification.
"Made in Germany"
1937(3) - My guess
is 1937. Still no cross on the dome.
- the overhead wires have not been removed.