Bayporte Unveiled During Preview 

Bayporte Unveiled During Preview 

Bayporte Association will turn 50 on January 25th 2024. This article was originally published at “The Argus”, Fremont, California · Sunday, March 31, 1974 FOSTER CITY — Robert H. Grant Corporation will unveil Bayporte, their new $8.2 million waterfront luxury home development during a three-week preview beginning today.  According to Gary O. Brocks, president of Robert H. Grant Corporation, Northern California. Bayporte homes will be among the largest and most luxurious three and four bedroom homes to be built in…

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1973 – PROPOSED CONSTITUTION  FOSTER CITY ASSOCIATION OF BLACK RESIDENTS 

1973 – PROPOSED CONSTITUTION  FOSTER CITY ASSOCIATION OF BLACK RESIDENTS 

The Foster City Association of Black Residents is one of the longest lasting groups in Foster City. The by-laws / constitution original document was found in our archives and we share them with you today. “Believing that men and women of similar ideals of education, character and political bonds should bind themselves together in order to achieve these ideals, we have incorporated ourselves under the name of the Foster City Association Of Black Residents.”

Foster City Bridges

Foster City Bridges

Bridge inventory information collected by each State transportation department, Federal agency and Tribal government is reported to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), as requested, in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) reporting requirements (23 CFR 650.315). The resulting information is maintained in the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database, which enables state-level and national-level analyses and reporting, supports Federal funding programs, and facilitates the identification of freight and defense-critical corridors and connectors. By having a complete and thorough inventory,…

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Independence Day Through The Years

Independence Day Through The Years

Once upon a time in the picturesque city of Foster City, the year was 1976, and the air was filled with excitement as the Fourth of July celebration was just around the corner. The community was buzzing with anticipation for a day filled with festivities, patriotism, and joy. Families gathered together, preparing for a day of fun and frolic. In the heart of the city, the Leo J. Ryan waterfront park was transformed into a colorful haven, decorated with red,…

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Foster City Recreation Center Construction (photos) (1974-1976)

Foster City Recreation Center Construction (photos) (1974-1976)

The original 1970’s Foster City recreation center was an indoor/outdoor space connected by outdoor patios. It had large wind enclosed areas for childcare and pottery uses. The architectural style inside was to be ‘Polynesian’ and to this day you will see that style mirrored in homes across Foster City, but the city has more or less given up on that style and theme for Foster City civic buildings. It was eventually re-done in the 1990’s and now, again, in the 2020’s.

Foster City Post Cards “Scenes at Audubon” (1976)

Foster City Post Cards “Scenes at Audubon” (1976)

Can anyone today imagine Audubon as being the “LARGEST” school in SMFCSD? “Scenes-At-Audubon Patchwork” is an original composition by the Multi-Age class of the 2nd through 5th graders at Audubon School in Foster City, California. Located one block from the Bay, on the San Francisco Peninsula, Audubon is the largest school in the San Mateo Elementary School District. -1976-

Foster City Gives Youth an Advisory Role and a Voice

Foster City Gives Youth an Advisory Role and a Voice

The Foster City Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a citizens’ group that advises City Council on issues related to the needs of the youth in Foster City and promotes teen involvement in the community. These photos are from Youth Talent show organized by YAC in 1989.

Our New Logo

Our New Logo

The Foster City Historical Society was established in recognition of the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. Our new logo combines the rotunda gazebo in Leo J. Ryan park, sunrise, bridge, and sailboat which are all important elements in this history, each with its own unique story to tell. The rotunda gazebo, situated in the heart of the city served as a gathering place for the community. Over the years, it has been a venue for countless events, from weddings…

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Kay Homes Foster City 1972 “It’s a good life.”

Kay Homes Foster City 1972 “It’s a good life.”

You’re just 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco. But in some ways, Foster City is like a resort town.

Because there’s water all around you. There’s the quiet Grand Lagoon, a 60-acre lake and canals, reserved for sailing and swimming and sunbathing on the sandy beaches. Then on the Bay side of the island, there’ll be a Marina for power boats and water-skiing -with’ enough docking space for big cabin cruisers.

Port O’ Call, Foster City’s shopping plaza, has a parking lot for boats, as well as cars!
Foster City is part of the San Mateo School District -with excellent education from kindergarten through junior college. Foster City has the two newest schools in San Mateo with the latest advancements in teaching techniques. You’re near seven major colleges and universities.
You’re just a short ride away from the San Francisco International Airport, from centers of commerce and industry –=- and from historical missions, repertory theaters, beautiful hiking and horseback country.

It’s a good life.

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