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Title
California Malting Company, Malt Avenue, looking southwest
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
1960
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 California Malting Company plant, also known as CalMalt, located at 5945 S. Malt Avenue within the Central Manufacturing District, in the city of Commerce; view is looking southwest. In 1960, Great Western Malting and California Malting merged, creating a new company called Great Western Malting Co., with malt plants in Vancouver, Washington, and Los Angeles. Slauson Avenue us diagonally along lower right corner; Malt Avenue is horizontally at middle; Randolph Street, paralleled by the Southern Pacific Transportation Company railroad, are diagonally along top left; Bell Gardens High School, located at 6119 Agra Street in the city of Bell Gardens, is visible at top left. Numerous railroad tracks are visible throughout. Photograph dated February 25, 1960.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00096573
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 523-5
CARL0005092704
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/6908
Subject
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Industrial facilities--California--Commerce
Manufacturing industries--California--Commerce
Railroad tracks--California--Commerce
Industrial sites--California--Commerce
Warehouses--California--Commerce
Industries--California--Commerce
Streets--California--Commerce
Commerce (Calif.)--Aerial views
Commerce (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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