Photograph of an exterior view of the Simpson Auditorium and Methodist Episcopal Church on Hope Street in Los Angeles, ca.1890-1920. The massive brick building is at center. A tall bell tower with a flat roof can be seen at left, while the main entrance can be seen at center. The tall auditorium can be seen near the back of the building and its walls rise well above the lower parts of the structure. Several large, stained-glass windows can be seen, and a small balcony is visible at right. A stocky palm tree is visible in the foreground at center.