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Torrance Centennial Plaza at El Prado Park
1912 - 2012

Centennial Plaza includes a time capsule, benches, landscaping and personalized commemorative bricks. The Plaza is located in the original footprint of the City at the Cravens Avenue end of El Prado Park in Old Torrance.

El Prado Park was the first "parkland" in Torrance, and was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, Jr. (Olmsted Brothers), one of the premier landscape architects of the 20th century who was hired by Jared Sidney Torrance to design the Modern Industrial City we call Torrance.

The plaza was dedicated on Sunday, September 16th, 2012.

For more information regarding the Centennial Plaza and the Centennial time capsule, click here.

Torrance City Flower

Torrance City Tree

Torrance Fire Department

Torrance First Library

Torrance's Irving Gill-Designed Bridge

Torrance City Veterans Memorial

Torrance Centennial Plaza

Original Torrance Memorial Hospital

John F. Kennedy Memorial Stone

Seaside Heroes Park

Los Arboles "Rocketship" Park

Louis Zamperini

Little Free Library at Torrance Police Dept.

Ted Tanouye Memorial

History of Farming in Torrance

Torrance All-America City Award Finalist, 2011

Torrance Records

Historical Resources