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Friday, October 8, 2010

Abstinence, Austerity & Grandeur

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart Convent is located in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. The structure was originally constructed as a residence by Earl C. Anthony. Founder of KABC. Sold to Daniel Donahue who then donated it to the religious order in 1976. The religious artifacts, altar etc were added at that time. The stipulation of the donation was that this would be the home of the order as long as it survived. There are only several nuns still inhabiting the convent, not even living in the main building. After the last nun passes away the property will revert to Arch Diocese of Los Angeles.
These days the main structure and surrounding grounds are mainly used for religious retreats, and extensively for filming.

All images copyright Peter Politanoff

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