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Title
Telegraph Road and Santa Ana Freeway, Commerce, looking northeast
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
1956
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.
Central Manufacturing District is an industrial tract of approximately 2800 acres, partly located within the cities of Commerce, Bell, and Vernon. In 1923, the tract comprised 300 acres of the old Rancho San Antonio, one of the original Spanish land grants. Railroad lines and utilities were laid and the Terminal Building became the first structure erected at 4814 Loma Vista Avenue, and serves as its landmark. In 1928 the assets were purchased by the Santa Fe for further development. The district added new areas in 1930, 1932, 1947 and 1948 - to provide for new and expanding industries and services. Thus it has grown from its original 300 acres to more than 2800 acres. More than 60 food companies are located in the CDM, which also houses automobiles, furniture, household items, machinery, paints, paper, plastics, steel, trucks, wood, cosmetics and also the benefits provided by service and processing companies of all types. CMD, which has been called the largest development of its kind in the world, is located eastward from Soto Street to Garfield Avenue; the southern edge is bordered partly by Fruitland Avenue and Randolph Street; on the northern edge are Washington Boulevard and the Santa Ana Freeway route, partially extending north beyond the freeway line.
Birdseye view of the Owens-Corning Fiberglass warehouse located within the Central Manufacturing District, at 5992 Telegraph Road in the city of Commerce; view is possibly facing northeast. Telegraph Road runs just above, and parallel to, the Santa Ana (5) Freeway (visible on extreme bottom right). Photograph dated December 1, 1956.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00089788
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 327-1
CARL0004956609
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/5233
Subject
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Industrial facilities--California--Commerce
Express highways--California, Southern
Warehouses--California--Commerce
Industries--California--Commerce
Streets--California--Commerce
Commerce (Calif.)
Interstate 5
Commerce (Calif.)--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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