A Family-Owned Plumbing Company Serving Los Angeles, The San Fernando Valley and Ventura County for Over 25 Years, Overland Plumbing is proud to serve the residents of Toluca Lake, California.
The first International House Of Pancakes (IHOP) opened in Toluca Lake in 1958 on the corner where Mo’s now stands. Bob’s Big Boy across the street opened in 1949 and is today the oldest remaining Big Boy restaurant of the chain. The original stalls for car-hop service are still in the parking lot.
Other memorable neighborhood establishments live on in the minds of those who have called Toluca Lake home, such as Now Voyager, the Money Tree and the Tick Tock Restaurant on the corner of Riverside and Talofa. In 1887 Charles Forman arrived from Virginia City, Nevada where he had accumulated great wealth. Lankershim sold to Forman the majority of the land that would become Toluca Lake. Forman built a ranch house in the middle of the property northwest of the lake.
One story claims that Lankershim’s son and son-in-law, James B. Lankershim and Isaac Van Nuys, had named the property Toluca prior to selling it to Forman in 1888. It is said that they selected the name because there had once been an ancient village by that name on the very spot. Skepticism persists about these men providing the name for Toluca because no evidence of such a village has been found. Competition for social recognition and having one’s name in the history books was fierce during this era and it is hard to know which stories to believe. More hard evidence needs to be located showing the name in print.
The earliest known mention of the name Toluca pertaining to the Toluca Lake area is found in Forman’s application for a new post office to be named Toluca Post Office. This post office was located in the home of Wilson C. Weddington until he purchased a store in 1894 and moved the post office there.The Weddington Store and Toluca Post Office sat in the middle of one of the many orchards in the area.
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