Warner Drive

Named in 1946 as a thank you gift to Charles Alfred Warner (1885-1957), a Culver City developer and business leader who helped secure acreage and capital for the Hayden Industrial Tract. Warner was born to a large Swedish family in northwest Illinois and came of age in Chariton, IA. In 1912, he married Mable Emily Shearer (1884-1979) in Coeur d’Alene, ID; they opened a dry goods store in Bend, OR the following year. The childfree Warners came to Culver City in 1923 and literally lived on Main Street, running the department store below their home on two separate occasions. They moved just one block away to Cardiff Avenue in 1950. Charles Warner was a member of Culver City’s Planning Commission, Chamber of Commerce, and other organizations.