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Remembering Greek Orthodox History in the Fashion District

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, May 30, 2008, at 05:09PM
Greek Orthodox Square Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A new sign at 1216 San Julian street commemorates the former home of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.

Historic Site signage recently went up in front of the former site of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, at 1216 San Julian street. The church was built in 1912, and stood until 1952. Today the site is a parking lot, tucked between buildings in the Fashion District.

The week the Times ran a story talking about the Greek community's preparation to celebrate 100 years in Los Angeles, and told of "Greek Town," found in the area now known as the Toy District.

St. Sophia Cathedral will be holding a bus tour of Downtown Old Greek Los Angeles on Sunday, and the San Julian street site will be one of the stops.


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