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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Building Cannery Row

Historic Cannery Row

 
 
Building Cannery Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
1. Building Cannery Row Marker
Inscription. Roofing contractor Charles L. Frost (top) supervises his crew hot mopping a Monterey cannery roof. Concentrated along the shoreline, the fish processing plants were subject to storm damage. In addition, changes were required to accommodate new technologies to meet expanding production. Frost was a prominent roofing contractor in Monterey during the fish-canning era.

Cannery worker Hank Damewood (right) seems lost in thought as he passes under the enclosed conveyor crossover that moved processed fish products to railside warehousing. Work can be seen progressing to raise the roof height of the Carmel Canning Company. Known builders on Cannery Row included Ross Elio, Charles D. Todd, Sam Vassalo and Robert Jones, an architect who designed many cannery buildings.

Physical change was constant on Ocean View Avenue, and alterations and additions to cannery buildings occurred annually. P.A. Hansen’s Union Supply Company and the T.A. Work Lumber Company provided the necessary materials. The Edgewater Packing Company was the only brick fish processing plant on the Row. It was designed by Monterey City Engineer Howard Severance in 1917.
 
Location. 36° 36.907′ N, 121° 54.042′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is
Building Cannery Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
2. Building Cannery Row Marker
on Wave Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Wave Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Procrastination (within shouting distance of this marker); Working Women (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McAbee Beach (about 400 feet away); The Cannery Row Monument (about 400 feet away); Monterey’s First Fishermen (about 400 feet away); The Del Mar Canning Company, 1927-1947 (about 600 feet away); Jone Quock Mui (about 600 feet away); Silver Harvest (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  Looking Back, The canneries - Cannery Row, Monterey California. The swift expansion of the Monterey fishing industry at the turn of the century gave birth to the fish canning industry and the street that would become Cannery Row. (Submitted on May 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Building Cannery Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
3. Building Cannery Row Marker
The marker is in the alcove at the center. Note the marine life plagues on the left.
Market Squid - Loligo opalescens image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
4. Market Squid - Loligo opalescens
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Red Abalone - Haliotis rulescetis image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
5. Red Abalone - Haliotis rulescetis
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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