Dexter Filming Locations: Vogel's Funeral Church

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The location: Vogel's Funeral Church

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Saint Alexis Catholic Church.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Somewhere in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 11, of Season 8, "Monkey in a Box".

    In the previous episode (10), Saxon had murdered his mother, Dr. Vogel, at her home, slitting her throat right in front of Dexter.

    This scene is her funeral (or memorial service), attended by Dexter, Debra, and most of the Miami Metro crew who worked with her.

    It's a short scene.  The mourners come out of the church, Matthews thanks them for coming, and then asks "Who wants a drink?"

    The scene then cuts to Angel's cafe.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A Catholic church - just not in Miami.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This is St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, at 5100 E. Broadway, in Long Beach, CA.

    It is situated on a triangle formed by Broadway (on the north), Livingston Drive (on the south) and Granada Ave (on the east).  The front of the church faces the east point of that triangle.

    Appropriately enough, the church is just a few blocks away from Vogel's house, about 1/3 mile northwest of Naples Island.

    It's even closer to Saxon's apartment, and is south of the park where they found the body of the Brain Surgeon's first victim.

    I shot the photo below in 2013.

Here is an aerial photo of the church.  Here is a Google StreetView.
  And here is a map link.

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes.  By the now, though, I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the new first episode airs, I already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia, Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.

    This tip initially came from Rick, and then both Suzi & Julie confirmed that they were filming there.
     (Thanks to Rick, Julie & Suzi!)

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