CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2013 |
Saving the iconic "Jesus saves" sign was one thing, but resurrecting it was another matter. So Biola University has come up with a creative replica of one of the eye-catching signs that once towered over the Bible Institute of Los Angeles' downtown headquarters. The original bright red, 7-foot-tall neon letters were placed on the institute's dormitory roofs in 1935 and 1937 and glowed until 1988, when the building at Hope and 6th streets was torn down. The evangelical signs sat abandoned in a scrap yard alongside the Pasadena Freeway until flamboyant television minister Gene Scott purchased the historic United Artists Theatre on Broadway and turned it into what he called University Cathedral.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2005 |
Gene Scott, the shaggy, cigar-smoking televangelist whose eccentric religious broadcasts were beamed around the world, has died. He was 75. Scott died Monday after a stroke, family spokesman Robert Emmers said. For three decades, Scott was pastor of Los Angeles University Cathedral, a Protestant congregation of more than 15,000 members housed in a landmark downtown building. In the mid-1970s, Scott began hosting a nightly live television broadcast of Bible teaching.
March 29, 2011
Times reader Scott Broadhurst shot this photo of the Spanish Gothic-style United Artists theater in downtown Los Angeles, as reflected from the sleek California Market Center building across the street. Broadhurst titled this photo "Reflections of the Past. " The theater at 937 S. Broadway was built by the founders of United Artists Pictures (Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith) as a venue for movie premieres. It opened the day after Christmas 1927 and enjoyed many decades as a movie theater.
March 30, 2011
Times reader "galkab" shot this sunset view of downtown Los Angeles near the corner of 9 th Street and Broadway. The photographer captures a hodgepodge of historic and modern buildings in this scene. On the right is the Eastern Columbia Building, once the headquarters of the Eastern Outfitting Co. and the Columbia Outfitting Co. Opened in 1930, it now houses condominiums. Just to left of that building is the 777 Tower at 777 S. Figueroa St. This 52-floor high-rise was completed in 1991.