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 San Mateo, San Mateo County California

San Mateo, San Mateo County, PO 8 miles north west of Redwood City and is county seat elect. This is one of those beautiful localities on the line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, twenty miles south of San Francisco, sought as the suburban residences by wealthy people doing business in the city.

Many elegant mansions are observable in the town and neighborhood, particularly the residence of Alvinza Hayward which, with its gardens, parks and stables. Is one of the most attractive and costly in California. The same gentleman has constructed a fine system of water works by which the town is freely supplied with an abundance of pure water.

Three churches of fine architectural appearance give a solemn dignity to the place, and two well attended seminaries are evidences of culture and refinement. A well-constructed toll road leads to Crystal Springs, a pleasant summer resort, and to Half Moon Bay on the coast, twenty miles distant.

 One newspaper, the Times, is published weekly.

Adams Joseph J, barber
Alt William C, shoe maker
Beard James M, tailor
Bowman W Rev, clergyman (RC)
Bramon Jason J, physician
Brewer Al Rev, clergyman (Episc) and principal St Mathow's Hall
Brown Michael, blacksmith, and wheelwright
Brown Orin, butcher
Butler Joseph E, contractor and builder
Byrnes James, liquor saloon and livery stable
Byrnes James & Company, real estate agents
Carey Michael, general merchandise, and wood and coal
Coleman & Brother, blacksmiths, and wagon makers
Dempsey D F Rev, clergyman (R C)
Dow Proud & Company, nursery
Engel Samuel, tinsmith and plumber
Gilfoyle J J, harness and saddlery
Goodspeed I R, physician and drugs, stationery and fancy goods
Goodspeed John, postmaster
Harver Daniel, carpenter
Husing E A & Company, general merchandise and liquor saloon
Jacobson ____, general merchandise
Jaszynsky S. agent Wells, Fargo & Company, S P R R Company, notary public and insurance agent
Marshall Benjamin, physician
McGowan P H, proprietor San Mateo Times
Meares J L, physician
Moore John G, physician and stage agent
Morse L D, physician
Noyes Eliza, dress maker
Perry T H, shoe maker
Pope S, restaurant
Ricks J T, restaurant
San Mateo Times, P H McGowan proprietor
Sullivan Mary Miss, principal St Mathew's School
Taft A, stage proprietor
Walker Eugene, proprietor San Mateo Hotel, and livery stable
Walker H W, brick maker
Wiley James S, carriage and house painter
Wisman & Doyle, carpenters and lumber dealers
Woolley & Taft, proprietors Pescadero Stage Line

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875


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