News from the Archives: Ever heard of Nortronics?

News from the Archives: Ever heard of Nortronics?

The last local history article in the PV News (July 30) mentioned a company called Nortronics which was located on Crest Road between Hawthorne and Crenshaw.

The 50 acre Nortronics complex, was designed by architect, Charles Luckman, famous for Madison Square Garden in New York, the manned space center in Houston, and closer to home, Marineland, the LAX Theme Building, and the Los Angeles Zoo.

The beautifully landscaped site included six low profile buildings set back from the street and even included a lake.

For more images of Nortronics taken by the famous architectural photographer, Julius Shulman, Search the Getty's Digital Collections for Nortronics. 

Nortronics, Rancho Palos Verdes











Image credit: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10).

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