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Charles Louis Ducommun (1820?-1896) Collection, 1839-1977
GC 1149  
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Description
Account books, ledgers, deeds, certificates of title, stock certificates, stock lists, hardware catalogs, photographs, and other material pertaining to the history of the Ducommun store and its subsequent business entities. The Ducommun Corporation is Los Angeles’ oldest continuously operating business dating from 1849.
Background
Swiss born businessman who arrived in Los Angeles in 1849. He established a watch repair shop on Commercial Street which grew into a flourishing general merchandising store. Ducommun was a director of the Los Angeles water company, the Main and Agricultural Park Railway, the Pioneer Oil Company, and a founder of the Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Extent
15 linear feet
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder
Availability
Research is by appointment only