Panorama Market back parking lot with new construction of Automatic Car Wash & Service Station. Circa 1940’s.
Fred Astaire’s Blue Valley Ranch in Chatsworth, California
N.W. corner of Whitsett and Victory Blvd. September 10th 1942.
Alexander’s Grocery Store and Love's Wood Pit Barbecue at Valley Plaza Circa 1965
North Van Nuys Shopping Center. Van Nuys, Ca.
  • A Brief History of Tiffany’s

    As you walk through Valley Relics Museum, many items stand out. For a few theater buffs, the bright glow of seven particular letters stands out the most. Hard to miss but easy to enjoy, T-I-F-F-A-N-Y glows overhead as a fine reminder of another one of LA's...

  • John Hertz, respected and famous businessman West Valley Property

    William Morris ("Willie") Bioff (1900 – November 4, 1955) was an American organized crime figure who operated as a labor leader in the movie production business from the 1920s through the 1940s. During this time, Bioff extorted millions of dollars from movie studios with the threat...

  • Alfred H. Prince and his family

    Did you know that the Valley Relics Museum holds hundreds of rare documents, photographs, ledgers and diaries from the early pioneers of the San Fernando Valley. Here's an example from the town of Lankershim. (North Hollywood)Alfred H. Prince and his family settled in 1893 in North...

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Tommy Gelinas

Tommy Gelinas was Born in Burbank California and was raised in Sepulveda, Porter Ranch and later in Van Nuys before settling in Sherman Oaks California where he and his wife have raised their 4 children. Tommy’s fascination with the history of the San Fernando Valley begun at a very young age. He began collecting artifacts from our valley’s past...

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