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Title
Neighborhoods in Taft
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
1955
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.
Though the origins of the company are somewhat obscure, it appears Western Pipe & Steel was organized in Los Angeles around 1907, and quickly began to expand its operations. In 1910 it established a factory in Taft, California for the supply of pipes and containers to the oil industry. In late 1945, Western Pipe & Steel Company was sold for a sum in excess of $6.2 million to Consolidated Steel of California; in 1948, it sold the assets for $8.3 million to Columbia Steel, a division of US Steel. Columbia Steel transferred the assets to a new division, Consolidated Western Steel, which was later merged into the parent company, U.S. Steel.
Aerial view of Taft, showing neighborhoods and industrial areas. Consolidated Western Steel, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel, and other warehouses are present in the foreground (right). Unfortunately, none of the streets has been identified. Photograph dated March 5, 1955.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00088714
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
GPC_b20_f4_i15; KHAF 143-15
CARL0004938463
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/4426
Subject
Consolidated Western Steel
Industrial facilities--California--Taft
Steel industry and trade--California--Taft
Warehouses--California--Taft
Industries--California--Taft
Dwellings--California--Taft
Streets--California--Taft
Taft (Calif.)
Taft (Calif.)--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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