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Title
Consolidated Western Steel, Taft
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
1955
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.
Birdseye view of Consolidated Western Steel (two identical buildings mid-photo), a subsidiary of U.S. Steel, located in the city of Taft. Sharing this space is Republic Supply (forefront middle), and King Lumber Co. (lower right), as well as numerous other warehouses. Unfortunately, none of the streets has been identified. Photograph dated March 5, 1955.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00088512
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 142-1; GPC_b20_f3_i24 (Photographic print)
CARL0004934272
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/4293
Subject
Consolidated Western Steel
Industrial facilities--California--Taft
Steel industry and trade--California--Taft
Warehouses--California--Taft
Industries--California--Taft
Streets--California--Taft
Taft (Calif.)--Aerial views
Taft (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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