L. G. Sresovich
Dried Fruit Packer
L. G. Sresovich was a dried fruit packer 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." 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.
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. The company had operations in San Francisco, San Jose, Watsonville, Soquel, and Santa Cruz.
1884 Sanborn map shows one story building. On 1884 Sanborn map. Fruit dry house on Market Street behind. 1891 Sanborn map shows company owing property all the way back, with a collection of 1 and 1.5 story buildings. Drying might have been done on-site - north edge of property listed as "drying crates".
|San Francisco||1890||505-507 Sansome.||San Francisco||1898||519-521 Sansome|
|San Jose||1884, 1891||San Pedro Street south of Bassett Street|