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Old Posted Sep 19, 2019, 8:43 PM
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e_r, From what I was able to find, the date is a little confusing.

In October 1913, the Torrance factory was still in the planning stages

Boot and Shoe Recorder October 29, 1913

http://https://books.google.com/books?id=KWA2AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA4-PA83&lpg=RA4-PA83&dq=california+shoe+manufacturing+torrance+1913&source=bl&ots=wGEZqP9dl-&sig=ACfU3U10B6OR08l8CKBxqc4B2I6BxUaGCw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjW9q3R2d3kAhVCoZ4KHQ8wCoIQ6AEwAXoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=california%20shoe%20manufacturing%20torrance%201913&f=false



It seems that by May 1915, the company was offered for sale in a different trade publication. Unfortunately, no specific address.

Hide and Leather May 1, 1915

http://https://books.google.com/books?id=GqE7AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA16-PA17&lpg=RA16-PA17&dq=california+shoe+manufacturing+torrance+1913&source=bl&ots=zhtPGvsBPr&sig=ACfU3U2b_D_scgNIpqrmXhVm-tDDRT2JIw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjW9q3R2d3kAhVCoZ4KHQ8wCoIQ6AEwEHoECAUQAQ#v=onepage&q=california%20shoe%20manufacturing%20torrance%201913&f=false

In July of 1915,the company was involved in a financial lawsuit
https://books.google.com/books?id=R2...201915&f=false

So perhaps the postcard was written after a change in ownership related to the lawsuit?

The building is intriguing to me as I worked in a very similar one in Torrance for years. Torrance was hit pretty hard by the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and this one could have been a casualty.

Last edited by Bristolian; Sep 19, 2019 at 10:03 PM.
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