Monday, April 18, 2011

"The Cannery" San Francisco

THE CANNERY at Del Monte Square is one of San Francisco's most treasured places. Located at the foot of Columbus Street overlooking San Francisco Bay, and originally built in 1907, THE CANNERY was once the largest peach cannery in the world. Today THE CANNERY at Del Monte Square is a vibrant waterfront marketplace featuring one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, offices, and live entertainment. The brick warehouse was converted into three levels of winding walkways, balconies and bridges surrounding an inviting courtyard with several outdoor cafes.

The 1906 Earthquake and its fire devastated most of San Francisco. The California Fruit Canners Association, a consortium of 18 Pacific Coast canning companies, had a number of plant facilities destroyed by the 1906 Earthquake. In 1906, they acquired a lease of cleared lot at the corner of Leavenworth and Beach Streets to build a new cannery and warehouse.

If you are interested in the history of "The Cannery" please visit

This is the little park across from the Cannery and our hotel. That would be our room that you are looking at with the open curtains that is right above the park bench. What a perfect location this year! We were just two blocks from the Wharf.

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