Claus Spreckels and his descendants ran one of the most successful sugar refining businesses in San Francisco from about the 1880s well into the 20th century.
Spreckels' Sugar Factory beneath Potrero Hill, c. 1890s
Photo: Bancroft Library
Western Sugar Refinery, n.d., near Union Iron Works, San Francisco.
Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library
Old Spreckels Sugar Factory at end of 23rd Street early 1970s.
Photo: Robert Durden Color Slide Collection, San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
The 1905 Sanborn Insurance map shows the configuration of the Spreckels Sugar works and the other industrial facilities in the area.
Map: Courtesy of David Rumsey
Sugar workers behind Spreckels Sugar Factory on 23rd Street, 1919.
Photo: OpenSFhistory.org wnp27.2836