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Title supplied by cataloger. Designed by architectural firm Pereira & Luckman with elements to maximize visual merchandising, this $3,000,000 shopping center opened in 1955. After just three decades of use, Whittier Downs Shopping Center was razed due to declining popularity. Aerial view of the Whittier Downs Shopping Center at Washington Boulevard (lower right) and Norwalk Boulevard (center) in Santa Fe Springs. Some of the retailers include: J. C. Penney, Thrifty Drug Co., F.W. Woolworth Co., and a Food Giant supermarket. On the right is a King Cole Market, designed by A. Quincy Jones, in a smaller shopping center. Homes located in both Santa Fe Springs and West Whittier fill the background. Photograph dated February 16, 1956.
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