AKA: General Motors Corporation (GM), Chevrolet Assembly Plant, Van Nuys. Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - industrial buildings - factories

Designers: Parkinson, Powelson, Briney, Bernard and Woodford, Architects (firm); Donald Berthold Parkinson (architect)

Dates: constructed 1946-1947, demolished 1998

Located on a 95-acre site, this General Motors Plant provided jobs for the thousands of G.I.s flooding into Southern California just after World War II. It assembled--by the 1960s--Chevrolet Corvairs, Chevrolet Novas, Chevrolet Camaros, and Pontiac Firebirds. The facility closed in 1992 costing the San Fernando Valley approximately 2,600 jobs.

Demolished; it was leveled in 1998 to make room for City of Los Angeles Fire Station 81 and a 35-store retail complex known as "The Plant." General Motors continued in 2009 to operated a test track facility on 27 acres of the original plant parcel.

PCAD id: 6805