Spreckels Sugar Beet Factory

Spreckels Sugar Beet Factory (HM1787)

Location: Salinas, CA 93908 Monterey County
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N 36° 37.407', W 121° 39.023'

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Claus Spreckels, a German immigrant, at the age of 70 constructed the worlds largest sugar beet factory. The building consisted of 3500 tons of steel framing, 4.5 million brick, a 74,500 sq. ft. slate roof, 6.5 inside stories. The brick walls were 116 ft tall by 102 ft. wide and 582 ft. long. The two brick smokestacks at 227 ft. tall and 14 ft. round, were externally plated with ? in. steel. Total cost was 5 million dollars. Seven million bricks and the machinery were shipped around the Horn to Moss Landing, where Spreckels owned the P.V.C. Railroad, linking the Watsonville-Salinas area to Spreckels California.Dedicated this 23rd day, October 1994Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846Lee ?Snake Eyes' Brooks Noble Grand HumbugE Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHM1787
Year Placed1994
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Monterey Viejo Chapter No. 1846
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 10:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 620676 N 4053949
Decimal Degrees36.62345000, -121.65038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 37.407', W 121° 39.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 37' 24.42" N, 121° 39' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104-108 Spreckels Blvd, Salinas CA 93908, US
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