Casa de Rosas

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Casa de Rosas
Casa de Rosas, Los Angeles.JPG
Casa de Rosas, May 2008
Casa de Rosas is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Casa de Rosas
Casa de Rosas is located in California
Casa de Rosas
Casa de Rosas is located in the US
Casa de Rosas
Location2600 S. Hoover Street, West Adams, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°1′48″N 118°16′55″W / 34.03000°N 118.28194°W / 34.03000; -118.28194Coordinates: 34°1′48″N 118°16′55″W / 34.03000°N 118.28194°W / 34.03000; -118.28194
Built1893 (1893)
ArchitectSumner P. Hunt; et al.
Architectural styleMission Revival, Spanish Revival
NRHP reference #04000679[1]
LAHCM #241
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 14, 2004
Designated LAHCMApril 9, 1981[2]

Casa de Rosas, also known as the Froebel Institute and the Sunshine Mission, is a historic building in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. It is the oldest women's shelter in Los Angeles.[3]


The building was designed by Sumner P. Hunt and built in 1893.[3] It was originally an experimental kindergarten and has also been used over the years as a prestigious college preparatory school for girls, an inn and restaurant, a military barracks in World War II, the headquarters of L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics Foundation, and a shelter for homeless women.[4]

Front entrance of Casa de Rosas

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  3. ^ a b Herwees, Tasbeeh. "Historic Sunshine Mission to Undergo Renovations.", January 25, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Sunshine Mission.' Retrieved April 7, 2017.