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Title
Central Manufacturing District, Commerce, 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.
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.
Aerial view of the Central Manufacturing District, located within the cities of Commerce, Bell, and Vernon; view is looking northwest from over Downey at 10,400 feet. The Rio Hondo is horizontally in the foreground, the Los Angeles River is at left, and the Santa Ana (5) Freeway can be seen running up from bottom left up through the center. Photograph dated December 3, 1957.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00101449
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 441-7
CARL0005149620
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/6226
Subject
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Industrial facilities--California--Commerce
Express highways--California, Southern
Rivers--California, Southern
Warehouses--California--Commerce
Industries--California--Commerce
Streets--California--Commerce
Commerce (Calif.)--Aerial views
Los Angeles River (Calif.)
Commerce (Calif.)
Interstate 5
Aerial photographs

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