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.
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About The Curator


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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