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Title
Oscar Stahl Properties, Central Manufacturing District, looking northeast
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.
Aerial view of Standard Oil (middle) and Sealright Pacific Ltd. Factory, located at 1440 S. Herbert Avenue in Commerce; view is looking northeast. Herbert Avenue is visible upper middle to top left; Noakes Street is middle left to upper right; the Union Pacific yards can be seen in the foreground. The warehouses are part of Oscar Stahl Properties and are located within the Central Manufacturing District. Photograph was taken for John D. Roche Co. Photograph dated August 6, 1957.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00095162
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 385-6
CARL0005075739
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/6112
Subject
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Industrial facilities--California--Commerce
Warehouses--California--Commerce
Industries--California--Commerce
Railroads--California--Commerce
Streets--California--Commerce
Commerce (Calif.)--Aerial views
Commerce (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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