Passenger and General Cargo Terminal – San Pedro CA

Description

'The passenger terminal at the port of Los Angeles consists of a reinfoced concrete wharf and a transit shed, 120 by 440 feet, providing 26,000 feet of roofed cargo area. The passengers are separated from the cargo handling and trucking section by means of an elevated corridor 18 feet wide on the ship side of the terminal. An electrically operated, automaticaly adjustable, traveling passenger landing stage and gangplank serves to connect vessels with the corridor… The fruit terminal is used primarily for unloading bananas arriving on vessels in the South American trade. It consists of a creosoted-timber landing wharf upon which are erected three gantry cranes with mechanically operated marine legs which can be lowered into the holds of ships.'

Source notes

Short, C. W. and R. Stanley-Brown (1939) Public Buildings: Architecture Under the Public Works Administration, 1933 to 1939. United States Government Printing Office: Washington, DC.

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Location Info


100 Swinford Ave.
San Pedro, CA 90731

Location notes:
Location is for today's cruise ship terminal. Not known if this is same as 1930s passenger terminal or not.

Coordinates: 33.749798, -118.277771

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