What is now Tellefson Park was once the site of the Culver City Rollerdrome, and thanks to the Culver City Historical Society, there is now a plaque to commemorate that history.
Michelle Bernardin, in an announcement to the CC Historical Society, offered “Because of the pandemic it was unveiled with little fanfare. Thankfully, our markers outlast the speeches and applause and have become vital and permanent narratives, communicating our city’s history. The Rollerdrome was a social and recreational touchpoint in Culver City’s history from 1928 to 1970.”
The Historical Society marks the site at Tellefson Park with the 14th bronze plaque created to note city sites with significant historical status.
Sending gratitude to those who made it possible, Bernardin stated “Collaboration is crucial and we would not have a bronze plaque in Tellefson Park were it not for our friends at the City of Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department and Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, with the leadership of our Historic Sites Chair and City Historian Julie Lugo Cerra.”
Did they mention on the plaque that the Rollerdome was a racist facility which excluded Black people? Or that Tellefson led the city to enforce racial covenants on city property?