Please join Chevalier’s on Tuesday, December 8th, for a celebration of this long-awaited book about Larchmont. Patricia Lombard, under the aegis of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series, will be discussing and signing her new book, Larchmont. Thanks to Patricia’s research and dedication, we finally have a book about our ‘hood!
Larchmont Boulevard is more than a street—it is the soul and spine of the surrounding neighborhoods created in the early 1900s when Los Angeles was just coming into its own. This book tells the story of Larchmont’s beginnings when, in 1921, the Los Angeles Times reported that developers Julius La Bonte and Charles Ramson purchased seven lots on Larchmont Boulevard to create a business district of 30 stores between First Street and Beverly Boulevard. The one-block stretch, where a trolley line once ran, is affectionately known by locals as “the village.”
Patricia Lombard is co-publisher and editor of the Larchmont Buzz. She lives with her husband, William D. Simon and two daughters in Fremont Place, where she has served on the association’s board of directors for more than ten years including president. She also serves as an elected volunteer on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. Patricia is a Trustee of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. She developed the website ILoveLarchmontBlvd to create awareness of the importance of enforcing zoning laws on Larchmont Blvd to preserve the character of the neighborhood.
Larchmonters, please join us to celebrate Patricia and her beautiful book. It makes the perfect holiday gift for you and all your neighbors!