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Title
Central Manufacturing District, Vail Field Area, 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
1958
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 the Central Manufacturing District, Vail Field Area, located in the city of Commerce; view is looking north. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway runs horizontally across extreme bottom; the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, paralleled by Telegraph Road are visible at lower left corner; Yates Avenue is seen slightly vertically at right; Malt Avenue is to the left of Yates; Garfield Avenue intersects them at middle right. The area is filled with warehouses and railroad tracks are scattered throughout. Photograph dated April 28, 1958.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00100181
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 480-4; GPC_b25_f4_i12 (Photographic print)
CARL0005117187
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/7267
Subject
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Industrial facilities--California--Commerce
Express highways--California--Commerce
Railroad tracks--California--Commerce
Warehouses--California--Commerce
Industries--California--Commerce
Railroads--California--Commerce
Streets--California--Commerce
Mountains--California, Southern
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Commerce (Calif.)--Aerial views
Commerce (Calif.)
Interstate 5
Aerial photographs

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