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Name Benjamin Franklin Hotel
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Number of Photo records 6

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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 2015.001.00706.12 - 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 2015.001.01683.2 - Aerial of Downtown San Mateo Looking Southeast

2015.001.01683.2 - Aerial of Downtown San Mateo Looking Southeast

Black and white negative shows an aerial of downtown San Mateo looking southeast from “the Mounds.” Casa Baywood Apartment building appears at center right. South El Camino Real runs from the lower left side of the image through center to the upper right. The Benjamin Franklin Hotel is visible at center left on East 3rd Avenue.

Image of 2015.001.02926A.4 - Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1962

2015.001.02926A.4 - Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1962

Aerial View of Downtown San Mateo, 1962. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of downtown San Mateo, California looking southeast. 3rd, 4th, and 5th Avenues run east to west. The Benjamin Franklin Hotel can be seen at upper right in the image. Southern Pacific Railroad tracks run across the bottom of the image. Part of a series.