Helms property, October, 1930. Bakery parking lot, 1932 Early Helms coach and billboard. An illustrated Helms Bakery poster. An antique Helms Coach. Goodyear blimp aerial view from 1933. Helmsmen posing for pictures on the center divider of Venice Blvd. The original Helmsman statue is currently located at Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey. Helms baker weighing dough. The Helmsman magazine, September, 1948. Construction of Building #2. The many types of bread baked daily. Helmsman Lee Purdy and his 1936 coach. Helmsmen eating watermelon. The original Helmsmen in the center divider of Venice Boulevard, looking west. A Helms Bakery float during the Rose Bowl parade on Colorado Blvd. Helmsmen posing for pictures on the center divider of Venice Blvd. The original Helmsman statue is currently located at Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey. Construction of the bakery adjacent to the original Beacon Laundry building. Working the bread line. Building the roof. A Foster and Kleiser billboard advertisement from 1952. Helmsman's Wheel, a monthly menu feature of the week, 1956. Setting the bow truss. Flour blenders and sacks. Proofing boxes, 1937 Sending pies into the oven to be baked. The rolling oven. Helms workers diligently packing boxes. The Helmsman Magazine, June 1955 Helms Bakery recipients of their U.S. bond sale awards. Helms Bakery laboratory. Helmsmen: Lee Purdy (left) and Phil Lounsberry (right) Gallery_large51 The original construction on Venice and Helms. Water purifying system for the Helms Bakery. Another aerial view from the Goodyear blimp looking south. Hall of air conditioning filters. Helms Avenue, "Daily at Your Door" slogan still being used today at the Helms Bakery District. The office directory located in the Helms lobby on the corner of Helms and Venice Boulevard. A loaf of Helms Tripl-Mixed Olympic bread. Helmsmen posing with showgirls and bread. Icing donuts. Venice Boulevard facing west. A Helms "OlymPic-Nic" photo collage. Mr. Helms & Kissig 1934. Dough maker at work. The original Helms Bakery lobby entrance is still located on the corner of Venice and Helms. Helmsmen posing for a picture with his family. Loaves of baked bread on the conveyor ovens, 1952. An original Helms Bakery wedding cake from the 30s. A lineup of Helmsmen and their coaches. Mr Paul Helms Sr. The Helmsman Magazine, March 1949. Oven conveyor belts. Baker making donuts. Expanding the bakery, 1937. untitled. First aid station. Sifting flour. Inside view of the famous wooden drawers from an original Helms coach. Paul Helms Jr. (seated center, front row) and staff. Bread label from the Montebello plant. Flour blenders and sacks. June 1933 Muzak room...and the adventures of "Kernel" Wheat. Interior Helms Bakery garage. Children at one of the many school tours held by the Helms Bakery education program. Capt. Helms Bread label. The dough proofing area. Unloading flour at the loading dock. The bread line in action. Bakers at work. Helms Athletic Foundation emblem. Helmsmen with showgirls on the lot of Warner Bros. studios. Loaves of Helms official Olympic bread. Paul Helms Jr. and Paul Helms Sr. Helms Bakery 1st Annual banquet, March, 12th 1932. Let’s stay in touch! There’s lots going on at the Bakery. It’s easy to sign up for our mailings. You’ll receive updates about special events, discussions, screenings, new showroom openings, and all the Bakery buzz. We promise never to share your personal information with any third party.