Pacific Unitarian Church Photo Collection


This collection includes photographs of the Pacific Unitarian Church located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California taken shortly after the church was completed in 1965. Images include several taken by renowned photographer Julius Shulman, an architectural photographer known for his photos of California mid-century modern architecture. The church was designed by Carlton Winslow, Jr., an architect who specialized in church structures.

Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Image shows night view of the south façade of the Pacific Unitarian Church located at 5621 Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. The east and west walls are made of dark bronze glass. The north and south walls are part solid and clear glass with overhangs. The Pacific Unitarian Church was designed by architect Carleton M. Winslow, Jr. The main building of the Pacific Unitarian Church, measuring 54’ x 54’ at the interior with a seating capacity for 300, was completed in 1965 at an estimated cost of $130,000., Reverse of print stamped with “Photography by / Geoffrey P. Fulton.”
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Image shows view of the west façades of the Pacific Unitarian Church buildings located at 5621 Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. The east and west walls are made of dark bronze glass. The north and south walls are part solid and clear glass with overhangs. The Pacific Unitarian Church was designed by architect Carleton M. Winslow, Jr. The main building of the Pacific Unitarian Church, measuring 54’ x 54’ at the interior with a seating capacity for 300, was completed in 1965 at an estimated cost of $130,000., Reverse of print stamped with “PHOTOGRAPHY BY / JULIUS SHULMAN / P.O. BOX 46206/ LOS ANGELES 46 CALIFORNIA/ 3949-1."
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Image shows night view of the south and west façades of the Pacific Unitarian Church located at 5621 Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. The night lights of Los Angeles are visible in the background. The east and west walls are made of dark bronze glass. The north and south walls are part solid and clear glass with overhangs. The Pacific Unitarian Church was designed by architect Carleton M. Winslow, Jr. The main building of the Pacific Unitarian Church, measuring 54’ x 54’ at the interior with a seating capacity for 300, was completed in 1965 at an estimated cost of $130,000., Reverse of print stamped with “GEOFFREY P. FULTON PHOTOGRAPHY GL 4471 / 418 SYCAMORE ROAD SANTA MONICA CALIF.”
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Image shows interior view of the sanctuary of the Pacific Unitarian Church located at 5621 Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. Visible are rows of empty chairs, a covered piano and an abstract sculpture. The Pacific Unitarian Church was designed by architect Carleton M. Winslow, Jr. The main building of the Pacific Unitarian Church, measuring 54’ x 54’ at the interior with a seating capacity for 300, was completed in 1965 at an estimated cost of $130,000.
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Image shows night view of the south and west façades of the Pacific Unitarian Church located at 5621 Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. The night lights of Los Angeles and the outline of the Santa Monica Mountains are visible in the background. The east and west walls are made of dark bronze glass. The north and south walls are part solid and clear glass with overhangs. The Pacific Unitarian Church was designed by architect Carleton M. Winslow, Jr. The main building of the Pacific Unitarian Church, measuring 54’ x 54’ at the interior with a seating capacity for 300, was completed in 1965 at an estimated cost of $130,000.
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Image shows view of the west façades of the Pacific Unitarian Church buildings located at 5621 Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. The east and west walls are made of dark bronze glass. The north and south walls are part solid and clear glass with overhangs. The Pacific Unitarian Church was designed by architect Carleton M. Winslow, Jr. The main building of the Pacific Unitarian Church, measuring 54’ x 54’ at the interior with a seating capacity for 300, was completed in 1965 at an estimated cost of $130,000., Reverse of print stamped with “PHOTOGRAPHY BY / JULIUS SHULMAN / P.O. BOX 46206/ LOS ANGELES 46 CALIFORNIA/ 3949-9."
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Image shows interior of the sanctuary of the Pacific Unitarian Church located at 5621 Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. Visible are rows of empty chairs facing an ambo and wall constructed of glass. The Pacific Unitarian Church was designed by architect Carleton M. Winslow, Jr. The main building of the Pacific Unitarian Church, measuring 54’ x 54’ at the interior with a seating capacity for 300, was completed in 1965 at an estimated cost of $130,000., Reverse of print stamped with “PHOTOGRAPHY BY / JULIUS SHULMAN / P.O. BOX 46206/ LOS ANGELES 46 CALIFORNIA/ 3949-10.”