Photographs related to the families who
owned the Moore & Draper grocery store in Los Angeles, 1890s. Primarily portraits by
early Los Angeles studio photographers, and one large view of the store.
Henry A. Moore (1854-1937) and Durell Draper (1867-1948) were the proprietors of the Moore
& Draper grocery store in South Los Angeles that operated approximately 1892 to 1899 at
the corner of Compton and Vernon avenues. The store is listed in Los Angeles city
directories 1892 to 1899, with the location sometimes cited as "Vernondale, Los Angeles
County, a fruit growing settlement 3 miles south of Los Angeles." Henry A. Moore was born in
Illinois and married Phoebe Louise Waite (1865-1947) in Los Angeles in 1890. Phoebe's
parents were Joseph Clark Waite (1831-1870) and Helen Washburn Waite (1835-1880). Durell
(sometimes spelled Durrell) Draper was also born in Illinois, to Henry A. Draper, a farmer,
and Emma Draper. He married Kate M. Draper (1871-1941) in Los Angeles in 1893.
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