L. G. Sresovich

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San Jose


L. G. Sresovich was a dried fruit packer and wholesaler based in San Francisco operated by Luke G. Sresovich. The company billed themselves as "the oldest shipping house in San Francisco... doing extensive business throughout the state."[1] The company had a packing plant in San Jose, located on San Pedro Street just south of the Market Street train station. The site appears on both 1884 and 1891 Sanborn maps. The company sold dried fruits and nuts and desiccated coconut[2]

Sresovich had formerly run a business known as Sresovich, Gray, and Company, with J. M. Gray and R. Levy. The company was dissolved in January 1885, and transferred to the third partner, R. Levy[3]. The company had operations in San Francisco, San Jose, Watsonville, Soquel, and Santa Cruz.

L. G. Sresovich in San Jose

An 1884 Sanborn map shows the Sresovich operation as a one story building on San Pedro Street, with the fruit drying house backing on Market Street behind. An 1891 Sanborn map shows company owing property across the city block, with a collection of 1 and 1.5 story buildings. Drying might have been done on-site; the north edge of property listed as "drying crates".


Location Years Address Details
San Francisco 1888 East St. (Embarcadero) between Howard and Folsom[4]
San Francisco 1888, 1890 505-507 Sansome[5]. Factory in 1888[6]
San Francisco 1898 519-521 Sansome[7]
San Jose 1884, 1891 San Pedro Street south of Bassett Street


  1. Advertisement, May 11, 1898 San Francisco Call.
  2. L. G. Sresovich. In 1888 San Francisco City Directory.
  3. Dissolution of Copartnership: January 17, 1885 Daily Alta California.
  4. L. G. Sresovich. In 1888 San Francisco City Directory.
  5. Advertisement for dried coconut, April 25, 1890 Los Angeles Herald. Via Wikipedia article on 1890's advertisements.
  6. L. G. Sresovich. In 1888 San Francisco City Directory.
  7. Advertisement, May 11, 1898 San Francisco Call.