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…
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.”
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,…
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.
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-
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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Opened February 9th, 1974, the original Foster City Recreation Center was created as part of the “City Recreation Plan” created by Ellis Arndt and Truesdell, Inc in 1971. It included a three phase plan that would have included an integrated Recreation Center, a Pre-School, and Arts & Craft Wing, Teen Center with 1970’s ‘conversation pit’ with fireplace, and eventually a 11,000sf Gymnasium complex & a recreation pool indoors. The different “wings” were connected by covered walkways. Foster City’s quarterly Recreation…
A professor from Ohio State has asked for help to find anyone who was around for the 1975 Congressional Hearing. This was a hearing on how the US Corps of Engineers and US Fish and Wildlife operated with the newly formed City of Foster City back in the early 1970’s. If anyone has information or ideas on who might still be around from these events please reach out to the historical society and also reach out to Christopher M. Rea…
We have discovered and a letter sent to Jan and Sam Felser who were the prior owners of the Foster City Islander. This letter is signed from President Gerald Ford in 1974. The letter is regarding his pardon of President Richard Nixon. We will be putting this into the Foster City Historical Society’s viewing case at the Community Center ASAP to make sure to keep it safe.