RESEARCHING THE DEDICATION DATE of St. Joseph Hall, I came across this picture of the Circle and building from the mid- to late 1940s. So little has changed in the Circle that this could have been taken last year. The flagpole, of course, was moved to make room for the new fountain, and some of the view of the South Bay disappeared decades ago behind the Humanities or Drudis-Biada buildings.
The dedication date is March 25, 1945. The picture is on matte card stock with fluted edges and was produced by the long-gone Flaim Studio on Greenleaf Avenue in Whittier.