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,…
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-
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…
1957 – Foster City could have been a Recreation Hub & Disney like amusement center for the Bay Area
Foster City has always had a healthy continuing discussion about the desire for a local High School. This document found in our archives is from the 1990’s group the “Citizens Allied for a Multipurpose Unified School” and lays out some of the arguments 30 years ago for a High School.
From the June 1997 Foster City Progress an advertisement for foster city in the real-estate section of the paper.
The Historical Society has a lot of older newspapers. Never archived at in any of the local libraries. Foster City used to have a newspaper called the Foster City Progress. Here is the front page story on the San Mateo Draeger’s opening in June 1997. Today the Draeger’s is set to close soon. However, it was once new, some 26 years ago, in 1997.
Happy to share with the community another gem of landscaping Foster City. This item was found in a garage and we believe it to be original. It is the Foster City Home Owners’ Landscape Planting and Maintenance Guide and it goes through some of the original planting guidelines in Foster City. The documents are not dated but due to the thick high quality paper, typeface and oxidation on the pages we suspect his is from the 1960’s.
April 21, 2022 FOSTER CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY P.O. BOX 4592 FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA 94404 VIA EMAIL: [email protected] RE: BOWDITCH MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECT, FOSTER CITY, SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA To Whom It May Concern: Michael Baker International is conducting a cultural resources study in support of the Bowditch Middle School Project (project) in Foster City, California. The project site is located on the existing Bowditch Middle School campus at 1450 Tarpon Street and is bounded by Beach Park Blvd to the…
From our archives we present this postcard that went out to Foster City residents to promote San Mateo’s Fashion Island Mall. What makes this photo unique are some of the smaller details seen in the aerial photo. Metro Tower was completed in 1986 so this photo had to be the early to mid 1980’s.