Westwood United Methodist Church | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Westwood United Methodist Church

Formerly the Wilshire Community Church, this light, Deco-inspired Gothic-style structure stands at the heart of the boulevard's second religious district (after Wilshire Center).

The original chapel, now called Helms Hall, is a smaller Spanish-style building dating to 1929. The three additional buildings that compose the church grounds were constructed as the congregation gained membership and funding.

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El Capitan Theatre and Office Building

The El Capitan Theatre and Office Building is the third of four major theatres constructed by prominent real estate developer C. E. Toberman, known as the “Father of Hollywood.” The six-story building was designed in the elaborate Spanish Baroque style by the renowned firm of Morgan, Walls, & Clements, who incorporated retail and office space into the upper floors. Noted theatre architect G. Albert Lansburgh designed the elaborate interior.