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Eastland Center, West Covina
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Eastland Center was designed by architect Albert C. Martin and opened in the fall of 1957 as an outdoor mall along the San Bernardino Freeway (10). The mall was unique at the time, as it had a regular mall on the upper level, and a strip center on the lower level facing the freeway. It opened with a 5-level May Company on the east end of the mall and a 2-level W.T. Grant on the west end. W.T. Grant closed in 1976 and was converted into shops on the upper level. The mall closed and expanded in 1979. Mervyns was added on to the west end of the mall in the 1980s. In the early 1990s May closed its Eastland Center location and the area stood empty for years. In 1997 the upper level of the mall was permanently closed and the ex-May location was torn down. Local shops now occupy the area.
Aerial view of West Covina, looking northwest over the Eastland Center with its two anchor stores, W.T. Grant and May Co. Various commercial buildings and homes surround the shopping center; Interstate 10 is seen on the lower left and the San Gabriel Mountains are faintly visible in the upper right. Photograph dated May 6, 1967.
1 negative :safety ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Blackstock Negative Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Eastland Center (West Covina, Calif.)
May Company California
W. T. Grant
Shopping centers--California--West Covina
Department stores--California--West Covina
Stores & shops--California--West Covina
Dwellings--California--West Covina
Commercial buildings--California--West Covina
Parking lots--California--West Covina
Streets--California--West Covina
Lost architecture--California--West Covina
Express highways--California, Southern
Mountains--California, Southern
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Interstate 10
West Covina (Calif.)
West Covina (Calif.)--Aerial views
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Blackstock Collection photographs
Aerial photographs
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960

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