415 Grand History Series

Part I: The Construction of the Fraternal Hall

South City Crafted

September 21, 2019

South San Francisco - the city of ingenuity. That’s why it’s emblazoned on Sign Hill. The Industrial City. This is the city of hard-work, innovation, and resolve.

The city of bootstraps, sweat, and blood (no tears in South City), forged by good old-fashioned American tenacity.

South San Francisco has a legacy of innovation and industriousness dating back to . . .

The 415 Grand History Series

July 12, 2019

As one stands at the top of Grand Avenue, it is hard to miss the cluster of historic buildings that stand between Spruce and Maple Avenues. Most prominent, of course, is South San Francisco’s City Hall, which sits atop a grassy hill and is flanked by the smaller, but just as ornate, library. However, towering over a string of storefronts is a large, red brick building - 415 Grand. As one of the oldest buildings in South City, 415 Grand has a certain mystique to it. It has been used . . .

A Tale of Two Tasting Rooms

May 28, 2019

“The Flying Trunk,” by Hans Christian Andersen, is the tale of a merchant’s indigent son, who shunned by his inner circle, is given a decrepit trunk, an apparent hint that he is no longer welcome in their affluent community. However, this trunk has a special power – it is able to fly. The merchant’s son uses the flying trunk . . .

Rosie the Riveter and the “Sister” Beers

May 16, 2019

On January 20th, 2019, Washington resident Naomi Parker Fraley passed away at the age of 96. Ms. Parker was widely believed to have been an inspiration for the iconic wartime factory worker Rosie the Riveter. We can assure you . . .