Category Archives: Coastside 1912 Building Boom

1912: The Coastside's Building Boom (Part V) Conclusion

(Photo: Princeton Inn) (Photo: Marine View Tavern, Moss Beach) In 1912 the new townsite of Montara was also gearing up for growth. Located some 22 miles south of San Francisco, Montara was situated “in a great amphitheater with a picturesque … Continue reading

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1912: The Coastside's Building Boom (Part IV)

Most astonishing were the statistics from June 1912: 30,000 passengers, commuters and picnickers had boarded the famous “Reaches the Beaches” Ocean Shore Railroad in San Francisco for the refreshing “voyage by rail” to Half Moon Bay. The numbers showed a … Continue reading

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1912: The Coastside's Building Boom (Part III)

During the first phase of Charles Kendrick’s assignment, he purchased land around Half Moon Bay for the proposed new city of “Balboa”–originally slated to be a principle townsite on the new Ocean Shore Railroad line. (Balboa apparently incorporated today’s Miramar … Continue reading

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1912: The Coastside's Building Boom (Part II)

Charles Kendrick A photo taken at the exclusive Bohemian Grove at Russian River in Northern California reveals Charles Kendrick as a tall, slender young man wearing a smart jacket. He was on the brink of becoming the chairman of the … Continue reading

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1912: The Coastside's Building Boom (Part I)

When Coastside construction exploded in 1912, some locals claimed that it was a fortuitous marriage between land developers and much improved railroad service. That, they said, accounted for the fresh burst of activity. After a long, dry spell, new schools … Continue reading

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