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Title
Firestone Tire & Rubber, Washington Blvd and Telegraph Rd, looking southeast
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
1957
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.
Vail Industrial Area is located on the northeastern portion of the Central Manufacturing District in the city of Commerce. The 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 Firestone Tire & Rubber construction site (middle), located within the Vail Field Area, at Washington Boulevard and Telegraph Road; view is looking southeast. The Santa Ana (5) Freeway runs along upper right corner; Telegraph Road parallels the freeway, from bottom right to top right; several railroad tracks are visible from middle left to upper left; Washington Boulevard (not visible) would be located at bottom. Photograph dated October 23, 1957.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00093591
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 423-4
CARL0005080470
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/6661
Subject
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Industrial facilities--California--Commerce
Rubber industry and trade--California--Commerce
Manufacturing industries--California--Commerce
Express highways--California, Southern
Warehouses--California--Commerce
Industries--California--Commerce
Streets--California--Commerce
Commerce (Calif.)--Aerial views
Commerce (Calif.)
Interstate 5
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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