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United Methodist Church. . First United Methodist Church, 1930. A Gothic revival edifice constructed of steel and exposed concrete, standing as a visual beacon in the heart of Hollywood. var plainText = document.getElementById('…
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Hollywood & Vine. . Hollywood was given its name by pioneers Mr. and Mrs. Horace H. Wilcox. They subdivided their ranch in 1887 and called two dirt cross-roads Prospect Avenue and Weyse Avenue. Prospect Avenue, the main artery, was renamed Hollywo…
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Chinese Heaven Dogs. Ming Dynasty 1403 - 1643. Heaven Dogs were believed by the Chinese to ward off evil spirits and were widely used to guard the sacred Ming Tombs in the interior of China. They were first introduced in the reign of Huo Pin in 11…
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Flight Path. Aviation Walk of Honor. . North American P-51D Mustang . . The etching above, taken from an illustration by artist Jean-Luc Beghin, depicts a P-51 Mustang cockpit. The airplane was designed and manufactured in only 100 days by N…
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The Magic Castle. . . In Sept. 1961, Milton Page Larsen leased this building, which would become the world-famous Magic Castle, with a handshake and a dream. Renovations began on the historic 1910 Rollin B. Lane mansion with the help and contribu…
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Sayre Fire. November 14-20, 2008. On November 14, 2008, the Sayre (or Sylmar) Fire, a wind-driven fire, quickly moved through the hillside brush into residential areas above the 210 freeway and west of the 5 freeway. The fire was contained on Nove…
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Teaching and Learning. . If USC's earliest students could travel through time to today's university, they would probably find the changes inside the classrooms even more astounding than the transformation of the campus. Confined to a rigid academi…
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Gwynn Wilson Student Union. . Gwynn Wilson, an exemplary student who graduated in 1921, has enhanced the University in many ways. He served USC with great distinction as a student body president and as president of the General Alumni Association. …
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University of Southern California. . The First Trojan—Before There Was A University. Amid the ivy-covered brick buildings and towering palm trees of the University of Southern California, there survives a two-story white clapboard building,…
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A Trojan for Life. . In June 15, 1885, the eight men and women who made up USC's first two graduating classes gathered in a two-story wooden structure called the University Building to establish an alumni association. The group adopted a temporary…
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