#967:  California Almond Growers Exchange Processing Facility

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1809 C St, Sacramento





State Plaque


Site is still in operation and privately owned. Plaque located inside locked gates, but can be seen from a distance outside the gates.

From the Guidebook:

The California Almond Growers Exchange, founded in 1910, was the first successful grower-owned cooperative for marketing California almonds. It pioneered in many fields, including almond production, mechanization, and marketing. The first structure on this property was built in 1915 and was designed to mechanize almond processing. This shelling plant was one of the earliest structures of its type, and contained the world's first mechanical cracker.

2009 David Schmitt