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Cheli Air Force Depot, Commerce, looking east
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
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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 Cheli Air Force Depot, located within the Central Manufacturing District; view is looking east. Some identifiable areas include: Washington Boulevard, lower left to middle top; Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe rail yards, lower left to top middle; Bandini Boulevard, vertically up middle; and a section of the Long Beach (710) Freeway, bottom right corner; Cheli Air Force Station at center right; Eastern Avenue, horizontally at middle; and Garfield Avenue, horizontally at upper middle. Photograph dated February 24, 1961.
1 negative :safety ;10 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 568-1
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Cheli Air Force Depot
Industrial facilities--California--Commerce
Railroad tracks--California--Commerce
Express highways--California, Southern
Commerce (Calif.)--Aerial views
Commerce (Calif.)
Interstate 710
Aerial photographs

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