When the Farmers Market opened in 1934, there were no restrooms. Visitors were shuttled to nearby Gilmore Stadium in a Model T to use the facilities.
This and other historical vignettes will be shared by the co-author of a book about the market at the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society annual meeting on Sun., July 21 at 2 p.m.
Brett Arena is guest speaker at the meeting that takes place at Gilmore Adobe, adjacent to Farmers Market. The adobe, built in 1852, houses the A. F. Gilmore offices, Market owners.
The book “Los Angeles’s Original Farmers Market” also covers the Gilmore Oil Co., and the stadium where football, baseball games and midget car races took place.
New officers of the Society to be installed at the meeting are Jane Gilman, president; Robert Ketch and June Bilgore, vice presidents; Caroline Moser, secretary, Matthew Knox, treasurer.
Los Angeles High and Third Street schools will be presented with funds realized from the Society’s annual garden tour. Validated parking is in the Farmers Market lot. Call 213-243-8182.