Angelus Funeral Home

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Angelus Funeral Home
Angelus Funeral Home is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Angelus Funeral Home
Angelus Funeral Home is located in California
Angelus Funeral Home
Angelus Funeral Home is located in the US
Angelus Funeral Home
Location 1010 E. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°0′43″N 118°15′28″W / 34.01194°N 118.25778°W / 34.01194; -118.25778Coordinates: 34°0′43″N 118°15′28″W / 34.01194°N 118.25778°W / 34.01194; -118.25778
Built 1934
Architect Paul R. Williams
Architectural style Spanish Colonial Revival, Georgina Revival
MPS African Americans in Los Angeles
NRHP Reference # 09000146[1]
LAHCM # 774
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 17, 2009
Designated LAHCM January 6, 2004[2]

Angelus Funeral Home is a funeral home in South Los Angeles, California. It was listed as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2006 and on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. In 1925, Angelus Funeral Home was the first black-owned business to be incorporated in California.[3] The current building was designed by noted African-American architect Paul R. Williams in the Spanish Colonial and Georgian Revival styles and also includes Art Deco elements.[4][5][6]

The building was deemed to satisfy the registration requirements set forth in a multiple property submission study, the African Americans in Los Angeles MPS.[4][5] Other sites listed pursuant to the same African Americans in Los Angeles MPS include the Second Baptist Church, Lincoln Theater, 28th Street YMCA, Prince Hall Masonic Temple, 52nd Place Historic District, 27th Street Historic District, and two historic all-black segregated fire stations (Fire Station No. 14 and Fire Station No. 30).

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  1. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Los Angeles Department of City Planning (2007-09-07). "Historic - Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing: City Declared Monuments" (PDF). City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  3. ^ John Hill III (President of Angelus Funeral Home). "Angelus Funeral Home History". Angelus Funeral Home. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Teresa Grimes, Christopher A. Joseph & Associates (June 1, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for Angelus Funeral Home" (PDF). LA Conservancy. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Teresa Grimes, Christopher A. Joseph & Associates (December 31, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form for Historic Resources Associated with African Americans in Los Angeles" (PDF). caltek.net. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Angelus Funeral Home - Los Angeles". Paul R. Williams Project.