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Mercedes Prado Ferrell Photograph Collection
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A digital collection of photographs from the Ferrell and Prado family. The Prados lived in Simons, a company town that formed out of the operation of Simons Brick Company’s plant number three.
Simons Brick Company had a well-publicized plant in present-day Montebello, California, from 1905 to 1952. Their common red bricks were used to construct many well-known extant structures, including the original 1913 building of the Natural History Museum and UCLA's Royce Hall. Known as plant number three, it operated as a company town, whereby workers and their families lived on site. The town, Simons, had a school, post office, stores, restaurants, and cultural outlets, such as musical groups.
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