Account books, ledgers, deeds, certificates of title, stock certificates, stock lists, hardware catalogs, photographs, and
other material pertaining to the history of the Ducommun store and its subsequent business entities. The Ducommun Corporation
is Los Angeles’ oldest continuously operating business dating from 1849.
Swiss born businessman who arrived in Los Angeles in 1849. He established a watch repair shop on Commercial Street which grew
into a flourishing general merchandising store. Ducommun was a director of the Los Angeles water company, the Main and Agricultural
Park Railway, the Pioneer Oil Company, and a founder of the Farmers and Merchants Bank.
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