Pan-Pacific Fisheries Cannery | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Pan-Pacific Fisheries Cannery

When completed in 1946, the Pan-Pacific Fisheries Cannery was the most modern, state-of-the-art facility on Terminal Island. Pan-Pacific consists of two buildings, a processing plant and a warehouse, spanning the entire block bounded by Sardine, Barracuda, Bass, and Ways Streets.

Although the buildings suffer from deferred maintenance, they remain highly intact.  With its original interior layout and even much of the original equipment remaining, this site is a rare surviving example of a cannery that still conveys its initial purpose and operations. It tells the story of the transformation of raw fish from the wharf to canned product shipped out via truck or rail.

Pan-Pacific is a highly rare, intact site that exemplifies the postwar expansion of canneries in the Fish Harbor area of Terminal Island. 

Photo courtesy Sally Egan

Claremont Packing House

College Heights Lemon Packing House is the only remaining packing house built in Claremont during the height of the citrus industry.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Avenel Cooperative Housing

An unusual example of a Federal Housing Administration-funded project in the postwar period, ten families pooled resources to create a modestly scaled complex that incorporated modern ideas about affordable indoor-outdoor living.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Chicken of the Sea Cannery

Known as Van Camp Seafood Company from 1914 through 1997, the Chicken of the Sea Cannery helped transform the tuna industry, and is Terminal Island’s longest-operating cannery.