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Name Ben Franklin Hotel
Number of Archive records 1
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Number of Photo records 9

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Image of 2015.001.00706.9 - Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1957

2015.001.00706.9 - Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1957

Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1957. Black and white negative of downtown San Mateo. Maple Street in the foreground and Mission Street on the far right. The Parrot Mansion, known as Baywood, sits between Mission and 5th Avenue amidst several trees. Above the Mansion is San Mateo Baseball Park. The Benjamin Franklin Hotel can be seen towards the center right of the image as well.

Image of 2015.001.01862.1 -  East 3rd Avenue in Downtown San Mateo, 1961

2015.001.01862.1 - East 3rd Avenue in Downtown San Mateo, 1961

East 3rd Avenue in Downtown San Mateo, 1961. Black and white negative looks east down 3rd Avenue in San Mateo, California. The Benjamin Franklin Hotel appears on the right. There are signs for many different businesses, including Mac's Hofbrau, Layton Home Furnishings, Fitzgerald Furs, Peninsula Savings, Ross Properties Realtors, Organs and Pianos, Cartozian Dentistry and Lachmans. The first building on the right has a number of election signs for two local politicians, Robert Garvey and Al Wisner. There is a line of four cars driving on the left side of the image. On the right is a line of parked cars. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.00706.10 - Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1957

2015.001.00706.10 - Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1957

Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1957. Black and white negative of downtown San Mateo looking north from Maple Street (bottom of photograph) and Mission (far right) to Coyote Point. The San Francisco Bay is on the horizon. The Benjamin Franklin Hotel is visible in the center of the photograph on Fourth Avenue. Part of a series of 12.

Image of 2015.001.00706.12 - Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1957

2015.001.00706.12 - Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1957

Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1957. Black and white negative of Downtown San Mateo looking east from El Camino Real (bottom of photograph). Third Avenue appears on the left side and Fifth Avenue is visible on the far right. South El Dorado Avenue is at the very top of the photograph. The Benjamin Franklin Hotel features prominently in the center. Part of a series of 12.

Image of 2015.001.02926A.8 - Aerial of Downtown San Mateo Looking West, 1962

2015.001.02926A.8 - Aerial of Downtown San Mateo Looking West, 1962

Black and white negative shows an aerial view of downtown San Mateo looking west. Central Park fills the lower left side of the image. The Levy Brothers Department Store is visible at lower right on 4th Avenue. El Camino Real appears at center left and runs above Central Park toward the upper right corner of the image. Benjamin Franklin Hotel is visible right of center on 3rd Avenue.

Image of 2015.001.05355.1 - El Camino at 4th Avenue, San Mateo, 1964

2015.001.05355.1 - El Camino at 4th Avenue, San Mateo, 1964

El Camino at 4th Avenue, San Mateo, 1964. Black and white negative shows El Camino Real at 4th Avenue in San Mateo, California. Multiple cars drive along the roadway with one parked at mid-ground, center right. The photograph was taken looking north down El Camino Real toward a retail building with signs for “chandler’s Warp ’n Woof,” “fine fabrics,” “Sanfords,” and “San Mateo Stationers.” A J. C. Penney building is partially visible at right with the Ben Franklin hotel visible nearby in the background. A Standard oil station appears in the distance at left of center in the image. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that the Bank of California appears on the left side of this image. Part of a s