Flooding at 312 Azusa Street
A massive flood in the late 1880s severly damages downtown Los Angeles. 312 Azusa Street home is serverly damaged and is left condemned for several years, but found new life when William James Seymour was invited to be a pastor for the newly formed Black Holiness Church at this site in 1906. Seymour opened the historic meeting in April of 1906 and the Azusa Street Revival began. The Azusa Street Revival is credited by many to be the birthsite of the Pentecostal movement. In just over 100 years, Pentecostalism has grown to have 500 million followers.