Historic Packing Houses and Other Industrial Structures in Southern California
All photos by Marty Quaas
Copyright 2009, 2011 by James E. Lancaster, Ph.D.
Notice: The photographs on this web page are the property of the contributor and may not be used for any purpose without permission.
These photos of Hemet were taken in July 1964 by Marty Quaas. In photos 1 and 2 the view is south-southwest and in photos 3-8 the view is north or northeast. The photo locations were determined by referring to 1933 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps and Google Maps. The Google Maps Street View was particularly helpful.
The diagram below shows Hemet track numbers and is from a 1985 Santa Fe CLIC book. Highgrove and San Bernardino are to the left and San Jacinto to the right.
In the photo captions that follow, references to building names from the 1933 Sanborn maps are noted as (S) and references to track numbers from the 1985 CLIC diagram are noted as (C).
Photo 1. This view is looking southwest across East Latham Ave with the Hemet depot in the distance behind the MoW cars. The red bus says "Frank Trevino, Del Rey, Calif." on the side. The track with the MoW cars is #3187 (C). The lumber yard at the right is possibly Dill Lumber. The CLIC book says Dill Lumber leased track #3187 in 1985. The depot can currently be seen in a Google Maps street view from East Latham.
Photo 2. Looking southwest with East Latham Ave in the middle of the photo. Albers Feeds is on the left. Note the red bus. In 1933 the building on the right was the Hemet Orange Growers Assn (S). The track curving off to the left was #3188 while the siding at the packing house was either #3189 or was un-numbered in 1985 (C).
Photo 3. Looking northeast across North State St toward East Latham Ave, Albers Feeds and the red bus. Michael's Market is at the far right. The cars are parked on Front St. The MoW box car is sitting on the switch between track #3187 and #3188 (C). The market building is currently visible in a Google Maps street view from N. State St.
Photo 4. Looking northeast toward East Latham Ave, Albers Feeds and the red bus. The track at the right with the box car is #3188, also designated the Hemet team track (C). The track at the far left next to the stacked lumber is #3186 (C). In 1933 Albers Feeds was the Hemet Valley Milling Co. (S)
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