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Brea Chemical, looking north
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The official founding date for the town of Brea is January 19, 1911; it became incorporated on February 23, 1917 with a population of 752.; In 1894, the Union Oil Company purchased 1,200 acres of land to be used for oil development. In 1955, Union Oil Company Research Center underwent an expansion.
Aerial view of Brea Chemical, which is a subsidiary of Union Oil Company; looking north. Brea Chemical is bordered by Karemer Boulevard on the east and Imperial Hwy on the south. Citrus groves and the Puente Hills are present in the background. Photograph dated November 22, 1955.
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 223-2
Union Oil Company of California
Industrial facilities--California--Brea
Chemical plants--California--Brea
Oil industries--California--Brea
Brea (Calif.)
Puente Hills (Calif.)
Brea (Calif.)--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
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