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An October 26, 1931 photograph shows the façade of the Panama Pottery factory at 4421 Twenty-Fourth Street, nearly three blocks south of Sacramento Stadium and Sacramento Junior College. Three years earlier, the business a support structure due to fire while, in 1937, the entire structure was gutted by fire, claiming over 100,000 dollars in damages and the jobs of 20 workers. Fighting the latter conflagration was hindered by a lack of water, which had to be pumped from the Western Pacific Railroad shops.