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Historical Society Celebrates Culver City Flower Shop Family


August 25, 2016

As part of its mission to highlight the city's history and civic accomplishments, the Culver City Historical Society recently dedicated an evening to the Tinger-Eskridge family.

Earl and Virgie (Tinger) Eskridge's family have owned a series of flower shops in Culver City dating back to 1934. Culver City Flower Shop, at 10801 Washington Blvd., is still family-owned, and known for its custom arrangements, creative window displays and iconic neon signage.

On Wednesday, July 20 Hope Parrish, the Historical Society's Vice President of Programs, gave a presentation to a packed house at the Veterans Park Multipurpose Room. In attendance were many members of the Tinger-Eskridge family, including Mike, who continues to work with Earl at the flower shop.

Beyond flowers, the presentation highlighted the family's involvement in the formation of Culver City Little League baseball and Culver City Bank. Eventually the latter organization constructed the building at 5399 Sepulveda Blvd., where Sepulveda meets Sawtelle, now occupied by U.S. Bank.

Earl and Virgie have given countless hours as members of the Soroptimists, the Exchange Club, the Elks and the Historical Society.

If you would like to suggest subjects for future Culver City Historical Society presentations, or to become a member visit, or call 310-253-6941.


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