Pacific Goodrich Rubber Company at Olympic and Goodrich Boulevards, Los Angeles, circa 1936

Pacific Goodrich Rubber Company at Olympic and Goodrich Boulevards, Los AngelesWho’d have thought a tire company would construct a building that prized aesthetics over efficiency? This is the Pacific Goodrich Rubber Company building, which stood at the corner of Olympic Blvd (back then known as 9th Street) and Goodrich Blvd. And I give Mr. Goodrich extra “Bravo!” points for the Moorish style arch doorway.

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One Response to Pacific Goodrich Rubber Company at Olympic and Goodrich Boulevards, Los Angeles, circa 1936

  1. PDQ says:

    You may not be aware of it, but The Citadel (now a shopping center off the 5 fwy in Commerce) was originally the Samson Tire and Rubber plant, then US Tire, then Uniroyal. http://www.citadeloutlets.com/info/ourHistory

    The old Firestone plant in South Gate wasn’t nearly so inspired architecturally. But it IS the reason that Manchester Blvd. suddenly becomes Firestone Blvd. when it crosses Alameda.