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.