In 1916, the Heinz Company poured its iconic number over…

LAHeinz57Sign2-croppedIn 1916, the Heinz Company poured its iconic number over other hillsides in California, notably overlooking the main rail line through South San Francisco. On a slope in the Baldwin Hills, where Moynier Lane curved among oil wells, and on another prominent slope near Culver City, “57” in giant concrete numbers reminded both motorists and Pacific Electric passengers to stock up on Heinz’s 57 varieties of condiments.

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