email: roadarch@outlook.com

California Firestone Stores (page 1)

(hit "refresh" to get the most recent version of this page; click on photos for larger images)

Firestone
South Gate, CA
This Firestone factory and warehouse was built from 1927-1928. It was designed by Alexander Curlett and Claude Beelman. The plant was used to manufacture smaller tires with the larger ones produced in Akron, OH. Over time, the complex grew to 40 acres. The plant closed in 1980. The building now houses East Los Angeles College. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Firestone
Ventura, CA

2008:

2012:
This Firestone location is still operating. The building appears to be from the 1920s or 1930s. I have not seen the Firestone shield logo with a tire and shell, or the wave-like scroll, on any other Firestone. The building was repainted between 2009 and 2012. New backlit plastic signs were also installed then. [map]

Firestone Building
Santa Barbara, CA

2013:

2018:
The Firestone Building in Santa Barbara was designed by Fred Whaley and built in 1930. The building was housing the Santa Barbara Business College in 2013. In 2017, the building was vacant and being renovated. In 2018, the building was still vacant. [map]

Art Deco building
Eureka, CA
I suspect that this Art Deco building was originally a Firestone. It is very similar in design to the Santa Barbara building shown directly above. When this photo was taken in 2016, the siding which covered the building had just been removed. [map]

Firestone
Eureka, CA
This Firestone housed an Expert Tire from at least 2007-2012. This photo is from 2016. The building is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Firestone Building
Sacramento, CA

2008:

2014:
This Firestone Building was built in 1929. The store closed in 2004. In 2008, the building was being renovated. In 2009, the California Pizza Kitchen opened in the building's main space. Since 2012, the building has housed the Firestone Public House restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

Firestone Building
Oakland, CA

2008:

2015:
2018:
This Firestone Building was designed by Charles W. McCall and built in 1930. The building had been restored and was housing a Mercedes dealership in 2008. By 2014, the building looked like it had been vacant for awhile. In 2015, the building was being renovated as a CVS drug store. It opened later that year. [map]

Firestone Building
Fullerton, CA
This Firestone Building was built in 1929. It was designed by Morgan, Walls and Clements. This building was used as a garage, gas station and other automobile related businesses until 1978. In the 1980s, it was converted into retail space. When these photos were taken in 2013, the building and the Fox Fullerton Theatre directly behind it were undergoing restoration. In 2016, the Firestone Building was housing Dripp Coffee and Stadtgarten. [map]

CA
(page 2)
CA
(page 3)
Tire Stores
Main Page