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Title
Consolidated Western Steel, Santa Fe Avenue, looking northwest
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
1957
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 Consolidated Western Steel, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel Corp., located at 5717 S. Santa Fe Avenue in Vernon; view is looking northwest. Slauson Avenue is lower left to bottom right corner; Santa Fe Avenue is bottom right to top right corner. Photograph was taken for Consolidated Western Steel. Photograph dated July 5, 1957.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00095174
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 382-2; GPC_b24_f4_i10 (Photographic print)
CARL0005075770
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/6123
Subject
Consolidated Western Steel
Industrial facilities--California--Vernon
Steel industry and trade--California--Vernon
Industrial sites--California--Vernon
Warehouses--California--Vernon
Industries--California--Vernon
Streets--California--Vernon
Vernon (Calif.)--Aerial views
Vernon (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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