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Title
Central Manufacturing District, Vernon, 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
1959
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 an unidentified building (center), located approximately at 4820 50th Street and Gifford Avenue within the Central Manufacturing District in the city of Vernon; view is looking southwest. Photograph shows several warehouses bordered by 50th Street (bottom middle to top right corner), Fruitland Avenue (lower left to upper middle), and Gifford Avenue slightly horizontally at middle among others. Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company tracks can be seen throughout. Photograph taken for William P. Neil Company.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00096388
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 511-21
CARL0005090997
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/6791
Subject
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Industrial facilities--California--Vernon
Railroad tracks--California--Vernon
Warehouses--California--Vernon
Industries--California--Vernon
Railroads--California--Vernon
Streets--California--Vernon
Vernon (Calif.)--Aerial views
Vernon (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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