Gaylord was not abiding by the laws , as reported in the Los Angeles Times, on November 29, 1924. It seems a Mr. John A. Whelan, proprietor of the Gaylord Commissary was selling liquor on the side to inquiring tenants. Sadly, he was caught by the authorities and booked on violation charges.
The commissary was located in the basement and stocked with groceries for the Gaylord residents. Today, this space is occupied by our laundry room, available 24 hours/day.