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Framers Market Photos

The hollywoodphotographs.com website is the largest collection of vintage Hollywood photos, including photographs of the Farmers Market. Ther are more than 12,000 old Hollywood photographs, covering more than ninty subject categories. One of these categories is Farmers Market.

Photo of Farmers Market

Farmers Market History

The 1933, the only thing that was going well was the depression. Roger Dahlhjeln was working for a lady who owned a bakery and tea room where he kept the books for four dollars a week and all the date nut sandwiches he could eat. He noted that farmers were even worse off than he. Many of them tried to keep going by operating roadside stands, but business was bad.

Dahlhjelm had bright idea. He figured if all the stands were located in one spot, they would be better. So he began to look for a big field where the partners could bring and sell their produce – – and the biggest and best field of all was at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and third Street. It belonged to Earl B Gilmore, a California oilman, and was, in fact, a corner of the old Gilmore farm that girls father, Arthur Fremont Gilmore had pioneered. Gilmore thought that Rogers idea sounded logical so he agreed to let the farmers uses land.

The next job was to convince the farmers of this plan. This was not easy. But Roger persevered, talking to a permissions, fruit ranchers and truck farmers. At last on a sunny July day in 1934, with farmers market opened with 18 little canvas covered boobs looking very much like a garden party staged by the ladies of the church. 12 of the stalls were occupied by farmers while the other six offered such things as winds of California sold from cask, and cakes baked by ladies of the neighborhood.

Roger’s dream was an immediate success and it grew rapidly from the beginning. 12 years after the farmers market opened, the travel editor of the Hartford Times, wrote” it's worth a trip to the West Coast just to visit the Los Angeles farmers market.” Today, there are over 160 stalls and shops which alter every conceivable product imaginable. In addition there are several fine cafés and restaurants which serve a variety of culinary delights. For years, farmer's market has not only been a favorite with the local residents, but it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Los Angeles. Several years ago, the owners of the farmers market developed a new and exciting shopping center called The Grove. Like the farmers market, the Grove is very popular with both Hollywood residents and visiting tourist.

Farmers Market Photograph

Gilmore Field

In 1939, Earl Gilmore built the Gilmore Field in order for the Hollywood Stars Baseball Team to have a place to play. Members of the Pacific Coast Baseball League, the Hollywood Stars played until 1956. Two years later, the Gilmore Field was town down. 

vintage Farmers Market photo

Gilmore Stadium

The same year that farmers market open, Earl Gilmore built Gilmore Stadium. Located near the intersection of Fairfax and Beverly Boulevard, it was structured with a seating capacity of 18,000. It was known as the working man’s stadium, because popular prices prevailed during the latter years of the depression. At Gilmore Stadium, professional football in Los Angeles was played and eventually became a pain commercial venture. It was at Gilmore Stadium that midget automobile racing developed into a national sport, And a training ground for the top drivers of big car racing, such as seeing at Indianapolis. Every conceivable form of outdoor entertainment was promoted successfully that Gilmore Stadium.

Hollywood Photos Collection

One of the largest collections of farmers market photos is on the hollywoodphotographs.com website. All the photos are available for purchase.

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