need info on gaspar de portola discoverng san francisco bay.urgent!!!
In Reply to: info on gaspar de portola discoverng san francisco bay posted by natasha d on June 01, 2001 at 07:01:38:
Read the first chapter of the book "Beginnings of San Francisco" that Ron has posted online:
I am looking for old pictures of the Cathay House restaurant in Chinatown between 1950-1960. I found a postcard with a picture taken by Marilyn Blaisdell probably around that time period, but I haven't been able to find that same (or similar) picture in any wall print or book format.
Help would be appreciated!
In Reply to: Little Sisters of the Poor organization posted by S. garner on May 15, 2001 at 06:18:13:
I am a volunteer at the Somerville Home in Somerville Ma. If you still need infromation on the sisters,.if yuo send me your mailing address, I'll send you some literature about them. There is a neat comic book about Jeanne Jugan (foundress) and her life and history of Little sisters
I know there are many Francisco's in the history of San Francisco but who is the city or the bay really named for. I found some historical links which made me wonder. In the province of Nuevo Leon in Mexico the capital is Monterrey and there is another town close by there named Apodaca, which used to be named Hacienda San Francisco or San Francisco. I am doing genealogy research and would appreciate any information.
In Reply to: Re: Grant Department Store posted by John Martini on May 01, 2001 at 15:39:18:
My mother used to shop at Grant's in Toledo. My mother is trying to locate a brass lamp from the 50's from there of a little boy reading a book. It means a lot to her. She had one but unfortunately my former sister-in-law sold it a garage sale.
Has anyone heard of "Nanny Goat Hill" and if so, can you tell me where I might information on it? Just curious.
I have a letter: "John took Mary to a house on Castro Street on Nanny Goat Hill. Little Mary had a few scares with the goats, which followed her up the stairs once when she was carrying Clarence, their first born (August 12, 1902)..."
Thanks for any information you may have!
I am seeking information on the following business:
Goodwin & Company
IMPORTERS AND MANF'RS (their spelling)
Furniture and Bedding
312 Pine Street S. F.
Voice: 818 508 7875
Fax" 818 762 4630
Thank you for helping.
I have a refersnce to a "N Curry & Brothers" in SF around 1880--im guessing it was a dept, mdse, or hdw store but can find nothing on it
In Reply to: Old Pictures of the Cathay House posted by Kristen on June 01, 2001 at 10:03:53:
There is a list of sites to search under the FAQ section on this board.
Re:Cathay House-there are pictures for the period you are searching at the San Francisco Main Library History Center's Photo collection.
I am trying to find info on an Isolation Hospital in San Francisco in 1915. My G-Grandfather died there but I dont know what it is?
In Reply to: who is san francisco named after? posted by salvatore apodaca on June 02, 2001 at 05:49:16:
Saint Francis of Assisi
In Reply to: Goodwin & Co. posted by Anne Stromberg on May 26, 2001 at 07:24:37:
According to the S.F. city directories, Goodwin & Co., manufacturers and importers, furniture and bedding, appears to have began in 1862 as a partnership between James P. Goodwin and Philip B. Holmes, and located initially at 528 Washington. By 1869, it had moved to 322/334 Pine. In 1873, the partnership included James P. Goodwin, George W. Britton and George B. May, and was first listed at 312 Pine. It was listed at that address until 1877 when it was listed at 319 Pine. The company was last listed in 1878.
In Reply to: Curry posted by James Johnson on May 29, 2001 at 07:18:10:
Here's the listing from the 1880 San Francisco City Directory:
Curry, N. & Brother (Nathaniel and John), guns, pistols and sporting materials, 113 Sansome.