An SFGate article about Proposition D got us thinking about the history of iron forges in San Francisco. In a 15 minute walk around the neighborhood, we took pictures of the iron "calling cards" in the slide show above.
Here's a couple of stories to go with the photos:
|Fan of the Wedgewood Stove? Turns out that the James Graham Manufacturing Company made more than the famous stove: "in the early days coal and wood burning ranges were made; plumbing supplies were also turned out and sold widely." The foundry also supplied railroads. Mr Graham passed away in 1898.|
|"San Francisco's first electric railway company, The San Francisco and San Mateo Railroad Company, founded in 1889 by Behrend and Isaac Joost." Folded and reorganized in 1896.|
|And here's a business that is still around. Has been since 1906.|