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Garrett Mason inside the church.

"Built in 1858, Christ Crown of Thorns was a Gothic Revival masterpiece, but fell into disrepair after a tree collapsed the roof in the storm of September 1939. A work of leadlight rises above the abandoned altar, depicting the crucifixion and a weeping Virgin."
―In-game Description

Christ Crown of Thorns is a location in L.A. Noire.


Christ Crown of Thorns is located on the west side of the Central district. It can be found on an unnamed road two streets west of Francisco Street, south of 9th Street. The location includes a debris-filled chapel, a presbytery, and a small cemetery. The presbytery is revealed to be a hideout belonging to serial killer Garrett Mason, otherwise known as “The Werewolf.”  The presbytery has several rooms, including a lounge (upon entering the first door), kitchen, bedroom, a small study with a typewriter, and a bathroom containing anatomy illustrations, surgical tools, and a bloody bathtub, apparently where Mason bisected Elizabeth Short (“The Black Dahlia”) and drained the blood from her body.


Christ Crown Of Thorns highlighted in the red square.


  • Get ready for something gruesome...
  • "Sweet Jesus"



The Christ Crown of Thorns was built in 1858, as a "Gothic Revival masterpiece." During a storm in September 1939, a tree collapsed the roof. The church was abandoned afterwards.

Events of L.A. NoireEdit

It is the location of The Quarter Moon Killer, and the final destination after solving the clues in the case "The Quarter Moon Murders".

After gathering all the clues, Cole Phelps and Rusty Galloway enter the church. The two are met by Garrett Mason, who reveals to be the one who killed all the women. Phelps chases Mason in the catacombs under the church, and kills him.


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