FREEMAN FAMILY CELEBRATES 90 YEARS IN CULVER CITY
Original Harry Culver Letter to be Gifted During April 19 General Meeting and Program
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 in the
Multipurpose Room in 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.