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Title
Sylvania Electric Products, Inc., Gayhart Street and Davie Avenue, looking north
Alternative Title
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Creator
Kelly, Howard D
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1957
Publication Information
Kelly-Holiday
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Central Manufacturing District is an industrial tract of approximately 2800 acres, partly located within the cities of Commerce, Bell, and Vernon. In 1923, the tract comprised 300 acres of the old Rancho San Antonio, one of the original Spanish land grants. Railroad lines and utilities were laid and the Terminal Building became the first structure erected at 4814 Loma Vista Avenue, and serves as its landmark. In 1928 the assets were purchased by the Santa Fe for further development. The district added new areas in 1930, 1932, 1947 and 1948 - to provide for new and expanding industries and services. Thus it has grown from its original 300 acres to more than 2800 acres. More than 60 food companies are located in the CDM, which also houses automobiles, furniture, household items, machinery, paints, paper, plastics, steel, trucks, wood, cosmetics and also the benefits provided by service and processing companies of all types. CMD, which has been called the largest development of its kind in the world, is located eastward from Soto Street to Garfield Avenue; the southern edge is bordered partly by Fruitland Avenue and Randolph Street; on the northern edge are Washington Boulevard and the Santa Ana Freeway route, partially extending north beyond the freeway line.
Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. (middle), located within the Vail Field Area, can be seen on the northwest corner of Gayhart Street (middle left to lower right) and Davie Avenue (mid-photo to upper right) in Commerce; view is looking north. Admiral Radio Television Appliances (bottom) is on the corner of Gayhart and Washington Boulevard (bottom right corner). Montebello Park is visible in the background. Photograph dated October 23, 1957.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00093596
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 422-3
CARL0005080475
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/6667
Subject
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Industrial facilities--California--Commerce
Manufacturing industries--California--Commerce
Electronic industries--California--Commerce
Warehouses--California--Commerce
Industries--California--Commerce
Streets--California--Commerce
Commerce (Calif.)--Aerial views
Commerce (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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