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Title
Westinghouse Electric Supply Company Warehouse interior
Alternative Title
Los Angeles County Building Survey Photo Collection;
Creator
Olmos, Tavo
Contributor
Photographs taken for Historic American Buildings Survey or the Historic Landscapes Survey: documentation is on file
Date Created and/or Issued
2012
Publication Information
Heritage Documentation Programs (U.S.).; Historic American Buildings Survey
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.; Photographs taken for Historic American Buildings Survey which includes a narrative description and history of the Westinghouse Electric Supply Company warehouse.
Located at 905-915 East Second Street, the Westinghouse Electric Supply Company warehouse played an important role in the industrial history of Los Angeles. Built in 1929-1930, the Art Deco style building, consisting of two attached warehouses, served as an electrical goods storage and shipping warehouse for the Westinghouse Electric Supply Company (WESCO), one of the country's largest electronics companies from the 1930's-1980's. With a freight spur of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to the east of the building, the warehouse became an important part of the national supply chain, receiving and distributing electrical goods from across the country and throughout Southern California. Photograph dated July 2012.
Interior view of one of the warehouses that make up the Westinghouse Electric Supply Company warehouse facility. The interior contains wood roof trusses and fluorescent lighting. Two openings can be seen leading into the two-story warehouse.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00110868
Los Angeles County Building Survey Collection;
GPC_b95_f1_i8
CARL0005228767
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/76
Subject
Westinghouse Electric Supply Company
Warehouses--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Electronic industries--California--Los Angeles
Roof trusses
Fluorescent lighting
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Historic American Buildings Survey Collection photographs
Heritage Documentation Programs Collection photographs

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