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Posted by Ron Filion on Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 07:59:19 :

In Reply to: Location in 1897 posted by K. Hagen on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 16:52:20 :

: I am looking for inforamtion as to what was located on 626 Golden Gate Avenue in 1897. Was it a hotel or hospital, or home? The address is listed on my grandmother's birth certificate as place of birth.

Unfortunately, there aren't any reverse directories for that time period. One could always go through the city directory and check the listings for hospitals, etc.

But, there is another alternative: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. They are available online for this time period:


Unfortunately, an empty lot appears to be at 626 Golden Gate! Perhaps they used the address for the dwelling (D.) at 624? In any event, I would say she was born at home. If you check the city directory for 1897, it may list her parents at one of those addresses.


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