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Title
Aerial view of Gladding, McBean & Company (former Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company), May 1928
Date Created and/or Issued
1928-05-01
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of an aerial view of Gladding, McBean & Company (former Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company), May 1928. At center, the large square, multi-level complex of the company can be seen. On the roof of the building, numerous small packages are visible. To the left and right of the building, several elongated buildings with pitched roofs can be seen. Additionally, large cylindrical containers are also visible. Seven large, darkly-colored towers in the shape of smokestacks are also seen, and three smaller towers are visible just at the base of the complex. To the far left, rows of containers and other materials are seen in stacked piles. To the far right and extending to the bottom-right, numerous small buildings and industrial equipment can be seen. In the far bottom-left, piles of wood and rods are visible. Several roads are seen moving through the industrial site, and a solitary road weaves along the hillside at the top of the image.
This plant was the former Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company. GMcB acquired the Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company in 1926.
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m10461
USC-2-1-1-10608 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-40797
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m10461
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-40797.jpg
Subject
Ceramics
Pottery
Gladding, McBean & Co
Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company
Industry--Plants--Panoramic views
Industrial sites
Time Period
1928-05-01
Place
952 Date Street
California
Los Angeles
USA
Source
40797 [Accession number]
84-2166- [Microfiche number]
CHS-40797 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1890-1960
USC
chs-m825

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