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Church of the Epiphany
Type: Religious Sites
The Church of the Epiphany is an Episcopal house of worship whose origins trace back to 1886 when the first church was built. That served until 1913, when this small architectural gem designed by... Read More
The Church of the Epiphany is an Episcopal house of worship whose origins trace back to 1886 when the first church was built. That served until 1913, when this small architectural gem designed by Arthur Benton was constructed, with the original building now serving as the church's parish hall. It is a beautiful, simple stone building, inspired by Gothic architecture, with original stained-glass windows. The Church of the Epiphany is the city's oldest Episcopal church, serving Los Angeles for over 120 years. This place played a huge part in the Latino movement led by Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in the 1960s and 1970s; it was the group's home base and the spot where La Reina, the organization's newspaper, was printed. In 2005, the church was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument
- Historic Churches: "Music lovers will enjoy the vintage pipe organ with hand-painted pipes, played every Sunday during services; other Latin-influenced combos, complete with conga drums, also get the congregation singing and dancing then, too."
- Best for Historic Churches Because: The history of Chicano political activism is a fascinating part of the fabric of the life of this venerable church.