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Title
Firestone Tire & Rubber Company expands plant
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
1954
Publication Information
Kelly-Holiday.; Curlett & Beelman
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.
Built on a 40-acre site which was part of a historic Spanish rancho granted to Don Antonio Lugo, the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. plant was designed by Architects Curlett & Beelman. The $7,000,000 plant, located at Santa Fe Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, manufactured its first tire in 1928. The factory closed in 1980.
Looking northeast over a Firestone Tire and Rubber Company factory, located at 2525 Firestone Boulevard (center) in South Gate. Near where Firestone Boulevard meets Santa Fe Avenue on the right, an addition to the plant is under construction. The photograph dated November 11, 1954.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;19 x 18 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00089591
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
GPC_b20_f1_i8-8a (Photographic print); KHAF 103-3
CARL0004942783
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/4679
Subject
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
Tire industry--California--Los Angeles
Industrial facilities--California--South Gate
Building construction--California--South Gate
Industries--California--South Gate
Streets--California--South Gate
South Gate (Calif.)--Aerial views
South Gate (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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