St. James Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Boulevard – the first services held in 1908 – the parish established in 1912. The current church building was designed by Benjamin McDougall, the San Francisco architect, in Gothic Revival style, and completed in 1925. In 1965 the funeral of Nat King Cole, who was a parishioner, took place here, attended by Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra and Robert F. Kennedy – and the soup kitchen was open this day. And there's the Art Deco...
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