Spreckels pictorial collection
Photo Accession CV # 20-44-0006
Spreckels Sugar Factory
After the 1906 Earthquake
George Butler Photo # 13
Spreckels Sugar Factory after the April 18,1906 Earthquake near Salinas.
In 1896, Spreckels began contracting with growers for beets for the Salinas Factory was the largest refinery in the world. It was side to be one of the largest brick building in California at the time.
The town of Spreckels housed many of the workers. It was largely a company town til mid 1929. The building survived the April 18, 1906 earthquake, but the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake a magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter was the end of this building,
Sugar refining ceased in 1982, the factory continued as the packaging center for all Spreckels factories until 1994.
In San Francisco the Spreckels Building stands at the corner of Third and Market Street's
5x8 Cabinet card photo
Claus Spreckels the so called Sugar King
Photo by I. W. Taber
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