Veterans Memorial Building (VMB)

Veterans Memorial Building (VMB) (HMZ02)

Location: Culver City, CA 90232 Los Angeles County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 0.806', W 118° 24.14'

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Culver City purchased a major portion of this land, known as Exposition Park, in 1938. It was officially designated as Veterans Memorial Park on August 8, 1949. Bond financing of $550,000 guaranteed the construction of the Veterans Memorial Building on the corner. The original plans promised a "recreational building with a stage, restaurant, film museum, playroom, and large gymnasium." The "tourist tower" was designed to view "back lot" movie sets at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios across the street. The cornerstone was laid on April 15, 1950. The VMB was dedicated on March 9, 1951, with Goodwin Knight, Lt. Governor at the time, in attendance. The Gold Star Mothers were the guests of honor. This structure designed to serve the entire community, once included a "Tower Restaurant." The entry proudly exhibits a growing number of markers, placed to honor and remember the veterans who served our country, and who fought for our freedom in many wars.

Native Americans traversed this land before it was claimed as a portion of Rancho La Ballona in 1819. The Spanish Period yielded to Mexican control, followed by California statehood in 1850. This site was part of the original land acquired to incorporate as Culver City in 1917.
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HM NumberHMZ02
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Marker Number13_MARKER_NU
Year Placed2011
Placed ByCulver City Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 370513 N 3764531
Decimal Degrees34.01343333, -118.40233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.806', W 118° 24.14'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 48.36" N, 118° 24' 8.40" W
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Area Code(s)310, 818, 323, 424
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4101-4113 Overland Ave, Culver City CA 90232, US
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