It was a celebration marking the 100th birthday of Doctors' House, a Victorian-style mansion that is one of few remaining symbols of the late 19th-Century era in Glendale.
About 500 people, many dressed in period costumes, attended the event sponsored by the Glendale Historical Society.
Antique vehicles, including a 1915 Model T Ford, a 1908 Reo and a replica of an 1880s-style Penny Farthing bicycle were on display on the lawn of the mansion, now in Brand Park. Docents led visitors on tours through the house as they were entertained by music from a 1905 record player.
Ice cream, popcorn and lemonade enhanced the old-fashioned atmosphere at the Sunday afternoon celebration.
Doctors' House, built in 1888, originally was at 921 E. Wilson Ave. It was so named because at least four doctors lived there during the early days of its existence. However, nobody is quite sure of the name of the original owner, although history buffs think that the home was built by a Dr. Bogue.
In 1906, Dr. Leon H. Hurtt, first president of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, bought the mansion. The home then was described as a showcase that contained "acres of lemon and orange groves, a fig patch, rosebushes everywhere and shrubbery and pepper trees."