Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
The 10-story building known as Bob Hope Patriotic Hall (BHPH) is an iconic part of the downtown Los Angeles skyline, serving as the home of the County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) and many veteran service partners.
Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
MVA employs a team of accredited Veteran Service Officers (VSO’s) who play a critical role in providing service benefits to veterans, active members of the United States Armed Forces, and their dependents and survivors.
The Department also manages and maintains Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, a California Point of Historical Interest, owned by LA County. As such, MVA staffs and hosts approximately 1,000 veteran-related workshops, trainings, outreach efforts, housing and employment opportunities, press conferences, job fairs, and meetings on an annual basis in partnership with other County departments, government agencies and non-profit veteran services organizations.
Visit Patriotic Hall
Guided tours are available upon request: Tours@mva.lacounty.gov
Patriotic Hall is available to non-profit veteran services organizations and to County departments, with the intent to honor the services of our veterans, active members of the United States Armed Forces, their dependents and survivors.
Patriotic Hall History
The County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs began as “The Department of Patriotic Hall” in 1916 by the members of the Grand Army of the Republic (civil war veteran’s organization), Spanish War Veterans, and others.
They first occupied a remodeled two story church named “Hall of Victory.” After World War I many veterans’ organizations were formed, such as: the America Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and others.
Mr. W. H. Daubenspeck donated the land at 1816 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. The building was dedicated as Patriotic Hall by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1925, and was originally built to serve veterans of Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, World War I and to support the Grand Army of the Republic.
In November, 1959, the County of Los Angeles, Board of Supervisors, changed the Department’s name from the Department of Patriotic Hall, to its current name County of Los Angeles County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. On November 12, 2004, the building was renamed “Bob Hope Patriotic Hall” in honor of Bob Hope, an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
Host Your Event at Patriotic Hall
Patriotic Hall is open for business…your business! Whether you’re planning a reunion, film screening, convention, retreat, class, or some other gathering, Patriotic Hall can meet your needs. With multiple conference rooms, a large dining room and industrial size kitchen, a beautiful 420-seat auditorium and a full-size basketball court, Patriotic Hall has what your group needs to stage a first-class event.
Veterans groups can reserve space at no charge, while non-veterans groups will find our rates competitive with other venues and a friendly staff no one can match. To reserve your space now contact building manager Jorge Reynoso at email@example.com or 213.245.0289.