Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery

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Libby McNeil and Libby Fruit and Vegetable Cannery
Libby, McNeil and Libby Fruit and Vegetable Cannery, Alhambra Sacramento CA Oscar Mostofi p1.JPG
Entrance to the complex
Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery is located in Sacramento, California
Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery
Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery is located in California
Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery
Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery is located in the United States
Libby, McNeil and Libby Cannery
Location1724 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, California
Coordinates38°33′52″N 121°27′59″W / 38.56444°N 121.46639°W / 38.56444; -121.46639Coordinates: 38°33′52″N 121°27′59″W / 38.56444°N 121.46639°W / 38.56444; -121.46639
Area8.9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built1918 (1918)
ArchitectA.C. Rhoads, Washington J. Miller, others
NRHP reference #82002235 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 2, 1982

The Libby, McNeil and Libby Fruit and Vegetable Cannery was a cannery operated in Sacramento, California by Libby, McNeil, and Libby. The building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Libby, McNeil and Libby built nine brick structures near the corner of Stockton Boulevard and 31st Street (now Alhambra Boulevard) in 1912.[2] The undertaking was the grand sum of $1 million.[3]

The building was strategically located to provide access to two separate railways and employed around 1,000 workers.[3]

Corresponding with a decline in canned food sales in the US, Libby shut down operations in the early 1980s.[4] A developer purchased the building soon after for $2.5 million and remodeled it into an office complex, some of which was used by state offices, departments of UC Davis Medical Center, and a fitness center. In 1991, it was valued at $30 million.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Register #82002235: Libby, McNeil and Libby Fruit and Vegetable Cannery in Sacramento, California". noehill.com. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b Glover, Mark (28 September 2012). "CAMPBELL SOUP CO. - Canneries on long slide in Sacramento - STATE SEES STEADY DECLINE IN FOOD PROCESSING JOBS". The Sacramento Bee. p. B1.
  4. ^ Cony, Ann (14 September 1986). "HARD TIMES FOR FOOD PROCESSORS". The Sacramento Bee. p. D1.
  5. ^ Hicks, Larry (7 April 1991). "'BUZZ' OATES LOOKS TO SHIFT GEARS - DEVELOPER CONSIDERS MERGER TO LIGHTEN HIS WORKLOAD". The Sacramento Bee. p. H1.