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May Co., Eastland Shopping Center, 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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Eastland Center was designed by architect Albert C. Martin and opened in the fall of 1957 as an outdoor mall along the San Bernardino Freeway (10). The mall was unique at the time, as it had a regular mall on the upper level, and a strip center on the lower level facing the freeway. It opened with a 5-level May Company on the east end of the mall and a 2-level W.T. Grant on the west end. W.T. Grant closed in 1976 and was converted into shops on the upper level. The mall closed and expanded in 1979. Mervyns was added on to the west end of the mall in the 1980s. In the early 1990s May closed its Eastland Center location and the area stood empty for years. In 1997 the upper level of the mall was permanently closed and the ex-May location was torn down. Local shops now occupy the area.
Aerial view of Eastland Center located at 112 Plaza Drive in West Covina; view is looking north. The mall stands north of the San Bernardino Freeway (10), seen horizontally at the bottom, between Barranca Avenue (vertically on the right), Citrus Street (vertically on the left), and Workman Avenue (horizontally at middle). Photograph dated November 21, 1962.
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 589-2
Eastland Center (West Covina, Calif.)
May Company California
Longs Drug Stores
W. T. Grant
Department stores--California--West Covina
Shopping malls--California--West Covina
Parking lots--California--West Covina
Express highways--California, Southern
Dwellings--California--West Covina
Streets--California--West Covina
Stores & shops--California--West Covina
West Covina (Calif.)--Aerial views
West Covina (Calif.)
Interstate 10
Aerial photographs
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960

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