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Grand Central Terminal fire
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Grand Central Airport, located at 1310 Air Way in Glendale, was built in 1923 and includes both art deco and Spanish style architectural elements. The facility was the was the first official terminal for the Los Angeles area as well as the departure point for the first commercial west to east transcontinental flight flown by Charles Lindbergh. The airport was closed in 1959.
Photograph caption reads, "A fire swept the administration building of the Grand Central air terminal in Glendale today, burning between the walls and destroying a large portion of the building. Photo shows firemen inspecting a roof cave-in in the building. The blaze started when pipes leading from--the heating plant overheated, and the fire followed the lines of pipe. Firemen had to chop through walls to reach the flames." Photograph dated: July 23, 1935.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2579
Grand Central Airport (Glendale, Calif.)
Fire fighters--California--Glendale
Glendale (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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