Torrance in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Jared Sidney Torrance
1852 - 1921
Founder of the city of Torrance, known as Sidney to his many friends, he was a Southern California corporate and civic leader. At the age of 59, he purchased Rancho Dominguez grazing lands and created a city in which industry, commerce and residential interests would live together in harmony.
Erected 1985 by Torrance Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 50.1′ N, 118° 19.086′ W. Marker is in Torrance, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Post Avenue and Cravens Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Post Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1345 Post Ave, Torrance CA 90501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pacific Electric Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Washington Elm (approx. 3.4 miles away); 9-11 Tribute (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Redondo Beach Plan Hotel Redondo (approx. 4.1 miles away); George Freeth (approx. 4.2 miles away); Edward A. DeVore, Jr. (approx. 4.3 miles away); King Harbor and ... The Marinas (approx. 4.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.