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Bayside Towers

Bayside Towers

Bayside Towers. Located at 4000 and 4100 E. Third Avenue, Foster City. This article concerns another historic development in our city.  And while Bayside Towers may not have the long history of some of the other developments, it still represents a novel one and is associated with some interesting history of the area and our city. The area itself, a small northeastern segment of Foster City, close to the San Mateo Bridge, interestingly enough, was referred to as Guano Island,…

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Man-made City Planned for 35,000

Man-made City Planned for 35,000

Republished from Engineers News, April 1964, Vol. 23 – No. 4 This month the first one hundred homes of Foster City will be completed, and families will be living in an area that just a few years ago was salt ponds and pasture land. Foster City is the result of the imagination and courage of T. Jack Foster, with the assistance of his sons, T. Jack Jr., Bob, and Dick, and the skill and labors of the Operating Engineers. It…

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Exploring Our Marshlands

Exploring Our Marshlands

Republished from Foster City Community Guide 1978, page 20 by Ronald White. “The more artificially complex man’s affairs become, the more he yearns for the fundamentals, the things of the earth. Some would say it is a form of escapism and perhaps it is in a way, but not an escape from reality, rather a flight from the unreal things.” Roger Tory Peterson Last Saturday, while sitting on the bench at Foster City’s Belmont Slough Wildlife Refuge, my thoughts moved…

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Robert H. Grant, the builder of Bayporte

Robert H. Grant, the builder of Bayporte

Longtime Orange County Newport Beach resident Robert H. Grant, one of Orange County’s  biggest post-war homebuilders, died in December 2010 from Alzheimer’s disease at a hospice. He was 90. Through his firm, the Robert H. Grant Corp., he built about 20,000 homes in California and Hawaii from the 1950s through the 1970s, according to family members. In addition to developing much of Anaheim Hills, Grant was an early developer in portions of north-central Orange County and Chino, a family spokesman…

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