Del Monte Square Dedication Ceremony

September 28, 2004; by Igor Polk @ San Francisco Click

Have you tried fruits in those colorful cans? Or catsup with the sign "Del Monte?" At dawn of the 20th century canning was high-tech, so the largest fruit cannery in the world was built in San Francisco. It was called Del Monte Foods Plant No.1. Now these buildings are occupied by The Cannery, the Argonaut Hotel, and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park Visitor Center. On this day, September 28, 2004, the landmark has been named Del Monte Square in recognition of the major role Del Monte played in "revitalizing the historic waterfront area of San Francisco", said Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the city.

Here is the virtual tour photo reportage of the event. Clicking on one of the links below starts the same tour from an appropriate place. Then, with the mouse and the cursor, you can navigate around as you please. About 80 pictures optimized for slow connections are present. The tour page will load a small java applet, script, and the first image, only about 50k overall. Then you can take a virtual tour around the Del Monte Square as if you are there!

Start at the corner at the Dirty Martini. Follow the Del Monte label wrapped around the whole block.
Start at the pier. "Vintage photo" virtual tour. The weather in San Francisco is not always sunny, but it is always beautiful. Check what you can see in only 30 yards from the Argonaut Hotel. This is a shortcut to the lobby of the hotel and what is inside the visitor center.
First Annual Cioppino Contesters offered great meals. It was difficult to decide who was the winner - everybody was so great! But the first prize must be awarded. It is The Cosmopolitan!

Del Monte Square is located in San Francisco at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Their links: The Cannery at Del Monte Square | San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park |
The Argonaut Hotel | Del Monte Foods
news photo reportage and photo essay: What is the difference


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