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Title
J. O. Ross Engineering Corp. facility in Central Manufacturing District
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
1954
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.
J.O. Ross Engineering Corp.'s history is connected to Parish & Bingham Co., a company founded in Cleveland in 1894 to produce bicycle, wagon, and trolley parts. In March 1923, Elroy Kulas merged Parish & Bingham, the Detroit Pressed Steel Co., and the Parish Mfg. Co. to create Midland Steel Prods. Co. This new company went on to become the largest producer of automobile frames, and five years later, a brake division was established. During World War II, Midland manufactured jeep and truck frames and parts for shells and tanks. Around the time this photograph was taken, Midland's Board of Directors initiated a program of diversification resulting in a merger with the J. O. Ross Engineering Co. In July 1986 the company was bought by Forstmann Little & Co.
Aerial view of what appears to be the former Vail Field section of the Central Manufacturing District, where plant no. 4 of manufacturer J. O. Ross Engineering Corp. (center) is located. An unidentified road leads to the plant and three sets of railroad tracks run through the area. Photograph dated November, 1954.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00087619
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
GPC_b20_f1_i5 (Photographic print); KHAF 102-2
CARL0004800254
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/4064
Subject
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
J. O. Ross Engineering Corp
Industrial facilities--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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