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General Mills, Fruitland Avenue, looking north
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
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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 General Mills Company, located within the Central Manufacturing District at 4309 Fruitland Avenue in the city of Vernon; view is looking north. Ground broken for the flourmill and grain elevator plant on March 4, 1947. The General Mills property is visible at center, the Longview Fibre Co. (middle left); Los Angeles River is horizontally at top; and Fruitland Avenue runs from lower left to lower right. Photograph dated February 26, 1958.
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 477-2
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
General Mills, Inc
Industrial facilities--California--Vernon
Rivers--California, Southern
Mountains--California, Southern
Vernon (Calif.)--Aerial views
Vernon (Calif.)
Los Angeles River (Calif.)
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Aerial photographs

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