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INVENTORY OF THE DOMINGUEZ LAND CORPORATION, 1911-1950, bulk 1912-1927
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Description
Records of the Dominguez Land Company (1911-1941). Included in the collection are contracts and grant deeds detailing the sale of land throughout the city of Torrance, CA, as well as related correspondence and legal documentation. Also includes documentation of the history of the Dominguez Land Corporation, and details of its sale to Remco-Real Estate Management Company in 1941.
Background
The Dominguez Land Company was originally formed in 1911 under the leadership of Jared Sidney Torrance, who was company president. Original stockholders included Merris Hellman, Joseph F. Sartori, John S. Cravens, Dr. W. Jarvis Barlow, and Torrance. In 1911, they purchased 2,792 acres of land (at $350 per acre) from the Dominguez Estate Company and 730 acres from the Del Amo Estate Company (each owned by the daughters of Manuel Dominguez). That land was broken up into lots and sold off, eventually forming the city of Torrance, CA. In 1912, the Dominguez Land Company incorporated and became known as the Dominguez Land Corporation.
Extent
35 boxes [17.5 linear ft]
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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