Phoenix Packing

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Dried Fruit Packer


Guggenhime and Company


Location Years Address Details
Chico 1905




San Francisco 1912 16 California St
San Jose 1902, 1904 Ryland St. near San Pedro St.
San Jose 1906, 1907 285 W. Julian
San Jose 1907 Bassett St
San Jose 1918 New Street and Pleasant Street


Listed as Phoenix Dried Fruit in 1904, and as "Phoenix Raisin Seeding and Packing Co" in Oct 6, 1906 San Francisco Call.

Merged with Guggenhime and Company by 1920 according to article on Pacific Coast Seeded Raisin Company]] sale to California Packing Corporation in March 20, 1920 California Fruit News.

Mentioned in land description in groundwater pollution deed restrictions on FMC land.

Sold fruit to Armour during the anti-trust case (along with Castle Brothers):

Was going to merge with Castle, Guggehime, and Rosenberg Brothers in 1905, but Rosenberg Brothers apparently backed out after snooping on the others's business, according to an article on the lawsuit in the Oct 6, 1905 San Francisco Call. Phoenix owners may have been A. Gartenlaub and Alex Goldstein acc. to Call article.

Part owned "Pacific Coast Raisin Company" with Castle Brothers between 1905 and 1920 accoding to March 20, 1920 California Fruit News.

Appeared to be owned by Guggenhime as of 1922 - advertised together (California Fruit News, March 18, 1922). April 8, 1922 California Fruit News notes that "the plant originally of the Phoenix Packing Company at Fresno, belonging to Guggenhime and Co and which was leased by them to the California Peach and Fig Growers, was destroyed by fire on March 31 and the damage is placed at $200,000..."

July 28, 1900 Pacific Rural Press cites San Jose Mercury News declaring Phoenix Packing started building a three story warehouse, 150 feet long by 50 feet wide in Santa Clara County.