El Granada in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Granada's Burnham Plan
Here on the Ocean Shore Railroad's line, in coastal San Mateo County, unique Granada was the only Burnham plan ever built. Remaining park areas and tree-shaded streets are reminders of Burnham's vision. By an oversight, the post office recorded the town's name as El Granada in 1909.
A short distance west of this spot are cement remnants near the former depot of the Ocean Shore R.R. which, between 1908 & 1920, carried passengers and freight north to San Francisco and south to Tunitas; Stanley Steamer to Davenport, then on to Santa Cruz by rail.
Erected 2002 by San Mateo County Historic Resources Advisory Board with support from Capitulus E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1 & David V. Cresson.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 37° 30.121′ N, 122° 28.199′ W. Marker is in El Granada, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Avenue Portola near Obispo Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Avenue Portola, El Granada CA 94018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ocean Shore R.R. and Granada (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel El Granada (about 700 feet away); Miramar Beach Restaurant (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memorial to the Commercial Fisherman Lost at Sea (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Moss Beach Distillery (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Concrete Bridge Erected in San Mateo Co (approx. 3.4 miles away); Zaballa House (approx. 3.4 miles away); "The Determination of One Man" (approx. 3.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is next to the post office.
Also see . . . Daniel H. Burnham (Sept. 4, 1846 - June 1, 1912 ) - HistoricDetroit.org. Burnham is also credited with being the visionary behind Chicago (he co-authored the (Submitted on March 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Additional keywords. Urban Planning
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.