Exploring Culver City Families and Their Businesses: Freeman Family Celebrates 90 Years in Culver City

Original Harry Culver Letter to be Gifted During April 19 General Meeting


This month our program takes us on a trip from Latvia to Culver City where we explore the family history of Stu Freeman, local businessman and past president of the Culver City Historical Society. Stu’s grandparents, Molly and Louis Freeman, opened Freeman’s Market in downtown Culver City in the 1920s. They serviced many country clubs, restaurants, the MGM Studios, and even Leo the Lion ate their products! Later, they opened Freeman’s Furniture in the Hull Building, still owned by the family and now home to Akasha Restaurant. The Freeman Family has been an integral part of Culver City. Their history will be presented through a PowerPoint presentation that will show the many uses of the historic Hull Building over the years. “While celebrating our Centennial, I congratulate the city that my family has been a part of for 90 of its 100 years,” Stu says. Prior to the program Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Shapiro and Rabbi Zachary Shapiro of Temple Akiba will officially gift the Historical Society an original letter by Harry Culver to Hal Roach Studio about (what else?) mail delivery. Historical Society members and the general public are invited to enjoy this free program on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 pm in the Multipurpose Room at Veterans Memorial Building, located at 4117 Overland Avenue. The entrance to both the ARC and Multipurpose Room is through the back of the building and open to the public. Founded in 1979,the Culver City Historical Society was created for the purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history, cultural and civic accomplishments of Culver City and its surrounding areas. General meeting programs are held quarterly in the Multipurpose Room of Veterans Memorial Building, which are open to members and the general public. The Historical Society Archives & Resource Center (ARC) is open the first and third Sundays of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please visit http://www.CulverCityHistoricalSociety.org and like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CulverCityHistoricalSociety


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