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

Blue Diamond Building

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
1. Blue Diamond Building Marker
Inscription. This building, the former California Packing Corporation Plant #11, was added to the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES in 1984 for its architecture and its place in California’s agriculture history.

It was one of the last operating canneries in the City of Sacramento the canning center of the West in the early 1900’s. About the same time, California Almond Growers Exchange began building what was to become the world’s largest almond processing and marketing organization at 18th and C Streets.

The Exchange is a cooperative owned by more than 5700 California almond growers who market to over 88 countries under the quality Blue Diamond label. Almonds are California’s largest food export. Foreign flags representing countries of visiting customers and dignitaries fly above the International Visitor Center.

The old cannery was renovated in 1983 to serve as the International Visitors Center and Almond Plaza, officially called the Blue Diamond Building.
 
Location. 38° 35.032′ N, 121° 28.767′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1809 C St, Sacramento, Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Blue Diamond Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
2. Blue Diamond Building Marker
. California Almond Growers Exchange (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor’s Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dunn Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); The First Hundred Years are the Hardest (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain John A. Sutter's Landing (approx. ¾ mile away); Young America Engine Co. No. 6 (approx. ¾ mile away); Sa’ Cumn’e Plaza (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable Places
 
Blue Diamond Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
3. Blue Diamond Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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