On July 28, 2016, it was a momentous occasion to commit the crossing point of Central Avenue and Vernon Avenue to Dolphin’s of Hollywood Record Square to commemorate the legacy of John Dolphin, owner of Dolphin’s of Hollywood—one of the primary African-American owned record stores in Los Angeles.

John Dolphin and Dolphin’s of Hollywood were instrumental in carrying mood and blues to Los Angeles, bringing the Hollywood recording industry to South Central. The extraordinary square devotion is regarded as a pioneer and foundation, and it pays homage to the narrative of Central Avenue.

It was not only a happy occasion, but a very loving one, especially considering that many relatives, local residents, and friends alike came to celebrate the magnificent event.