Farmers Market is located in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, southeast of Hollywood. In the late-1800s Arthur Gilmore and a partner purchased two dairy farms there and combined them. The Market began when Gilmore rented spaces in a field to farmers for selling their produce and goods.
Oil was discovered there in the early 1900s and, Earl Gilmore, Arthur’s son, took over the business and built the Gilmore Oil Company on the land previously used for farming. Earl later constructed Gilmore Field for football and baseball games plus Gilmore Stadium for auto racing, sponsored individual racing cars, and the Gilmore Economy Run that began in 1936. The Farmers Market is still in operation today and has continued to grow with the addition of shops and restaurants. View other Gilmore Oil photos here.
Tell us what you find of interest at the Farmers Market in today’s circa-1950 photograph courtesy of the USC Libraries.