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Whittier Downs Shopping Center, Santa Fe Springs
Alternative Title
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
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Kelly-Holiday.; Pereira & Luckman
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
Looking southeast from over the Whittier Downs Shopping Center, located at Washington and Norwalk boulevards in Santa Fe Springs. Some of the retailers include: J. C. Penney, Thrifty Drug Co., F.W. Woolworth Co., and a Food Giant supermarket. South of the center is a smaller shopping center that includes a King Cole Market, designed by A. Quincy Jones. Homes of the Whittier Downs development fill the foreground and numerous oil derricks are present the background. Photograph dated February 16, 1956.
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 238-6
Whittier Downs Shopping Center (Santa Fe Springs, Calif.)
Shopping centers--California--Santa Fe Springs
Department stores--California--Santa Fe Springs
Stores & shops--California--Santa Fe Springs
Grocery stores--California--Santa Fe Springs
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Santa Fe Springs
Lost architecture--California--Santa Fe Springs
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles County
Santa Fe Springs (Calif.)
Santa Fe Springs (Calif.)--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
Jones, A. Quincy(Archie Quincy),1913-1979
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