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Name San Mateo - Land Development
Number of Archive records 0
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Image of 2015.001.01325.1 - Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, 1960

2015.001.01325.1 - Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, 1960

Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, 1960. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of Crystal Springs Reservoir and San Mateo-Half Moon Bay Road (Highway 92). The road crosses over the reservoir in the foreground. Skyline Boulevard can be seen to the right of the reservoir. The San Mateo Highlands are under development on the left of the image. San Bruno Mountain and the San Francisco Bay are visible in the background.

Image of 2015.001.02011.4 - Development of West Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo, 1961

2015.001.02011.4 - Development of West Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo, 1961

Development of West Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo, 1961. Black and white negative shows bulldozers clearing land for residential housing developments along a hillside in San Mateo, California. The site has been mostly cleared by construction equipment with a large area of dirt visible at mid-ground in the center of the image. There is a wire fence separating a field of grass from the site in the foreground. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that this area is at the end of West Hillsdale Boulevard. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.02247.1 - Construction of the Emporium at Hillsdale Shopping Center, April 1961

2015.001.02247.1 - Construction of the Emporium at Hillsdale Shopping Center, April 1961

Construction of the Emporium at Hillsdale Shopping Center, April 1961. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of construction progress on The Emporium at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California. The Emporium remained at the Hillsdale Shopping Center until 1995 when it was replaced by Sears. Martuards Round Drive-In restaurant appears in the foreground near El Camino Real. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.02586C.12 - Destruction of Borel Estates in San Mateo, October 1961

2015.001.02586C.12 - Destruction of Borel Estates in San Mateo, October 1961

Destruction of Borel Estates in San Mateo, October 1961. Black and white negative shows a demolished house on Borel Avenue in San Mateo, California. In the foreground at right a wooden fence is visible with a sign that reads, "[PRIVATE] / PROPERTY." It has been painted over to read "BOREL 441." Beyond the fence in the distance is a large pile of debris including roofing materials and wooden planks. At center left, a bulldozer faces the wreckage and a man and a dog walk in front of the pile of debris. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.02586B.25 - Destruction of Borel Estates in San Mateo, October 1961

2015.001.02586B.25 - Destruction of Borel Estates in San Mateo, October 1961

Destruction of Borel Estates in San Mateo, October 1961. Black and white negative shows the demolition of the Borel and Hillbarn Estates in San Mateo, California. Two men stand at right facing away from the camera watching as a bulldozer at left demolishes a small wooden house with a peaked roof. Part of a series.