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Title
Eastland Center, West Covina, looking east
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.
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 east. The mall stands north of the San Bernardino Freeway (10), seen vertically at left, between Barranca Avenue (horizontally at upper middle), Citrus Street (not visible), and Workman Avenue (vertically at left). Photograph dated September 19, 1957.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00093631
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 412-5
CARL0005077358
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/6149
Subject
Eastland Center (West Covina, Calif.)
May Company California
W. T. Grant
Express highways--California, Southern
Shopping malls--California--West Covina
Dwellings--California--West Covina
Department stores--California--West Covina
Parking lots--California--West Covina
Stores & shops--California--West Covina
Streets--California--West Covina
Lost architecture--California--West Covina
West Covina (Calif.)--Aerial views
West Covina (Calif.)
Interstate 10
Aerial photographs
Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960
Time Period
1951-1960

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