AKA: Samson Tire Factory, Los Angeles, CA; Citadel Outlet Center, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - industrial buildings - factories

Designers: HCB Contractors (firm); Morgan, Walls and Clements, Architects (firm); Nadel Architects, Incorporated (firm); Peridian Group, Landscape Architects (firm); Schwartz/Smith/Meyer, Landscape Architects (firm); Stiles Oliver Clements (architect); Randall Jones (architect); David Meyer (landscape architect); Octavius Weller Morgan Sr. (architect); Courtland P. Paul (landscape architect); Martha Schwartz (landscape architect); Kenneth Smith (landscape architect); John A. Walls (architect)

Dates: constructed 1929-1930

5675 (5635 Telegraph Road, LAT 3/22/1987) Telegraph Road
City of Commerce, Los Angeles, CA 90040-1570 (90040-1512 5635 Telegraph)

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Samson Tyre and Rubber Factory and Offices;

The Samson Tyre Offices and Factory were bought by Uniroyal, which ultimately closed the facility in 1978; ownership of the 35-acre parcel passed to the City of Commerce, CA, in 1983; City of Commerce officials retained Trammell Crow Co. of Dallas, TX, to oversee redevlopment of the property into a shopping center in 1990-1991; Project manager, Randy Jones, of the Nadel Partnership, removed the original metal factory buildings, but left some truss-works and an original 1,700 foot wall and facade, decorated with motifs copied from archaeological reconstructions of the palace of the last Assyrian ruler, King Sargon II, in the city of Khorsabad. In 1990-1991, landscape architect, Martha Schwartz, of Schwartz/Smith/Meyer, San Francisco, CA, developed a site plan for the shopping center; additional design work was undertaken by Sussman/Prejza, Inc. and by Peridian Group, landscape architects; HCB Contractors, general contractor;

PCAD id: 313