“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
South San Francisco in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Enterprise Journal

"The Grand Walk"


— Historical Site —

Enterprise Journal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 7, 2021
1. Enterprise Journal Marker
Inscription.  The South San Francisco Enterprise Journal covered local news for more than a century. Starting in 1895, the South City Printing Company began publishing the Enterprise, a free local newspaper. In 1927, the Enterprise was bought by the South San Francisco Journal and in 1936 the Enterprise Journal was incorporated as the Industrial City Publishing Company. The Enterprise Journal was the first newspaper west of the Mississippi to use offset presses. By 2000, the Enterprise Journal was the oldest continuous offset paper in the nation. Its last issue was printed in 2004.

Est. 1895

Erected 2017 by City of South San Francisco, Historical Society of South San Francisco. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 37° 39.34′ N, 122° 24.777′ W. Marker is in South San Francisco, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Grand Avenue west of Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco CA 94080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

Enterprise Journal Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 7, 2021
2. Enterprise Journal Marker - wide view
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Avenue Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Grand Avenue Library (about 400 feet away); Bank of SSF (about 700 feet away); Women's Club (about 800 feet away); State Theater/State Room (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martin Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South San Francisco.
More about this marker. This is the seventh of eleven stops on the city's "The Grand Walk", a self-guided tour of the historic sites and buildings along or in the vicinity of Grand Avenue.
Also see . . .  Welcome to South San Francisco's "The Grand Walk" (City of South San Francisco). PDF brochure of a map of the "Grand Walk", including route, photos, and information about each stop on the way. (Submitted on July 8, 2021.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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Dec. 2, 2022