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Saturday, January 25, 2020

A Few Notes on Burlingame


Burlingame, named for Anson Burlingame, President Lincoln's Minister to China, who bought about 1000 acres of land there hoping to make it his future home, was incorporated in 1908.  The Burlingame Country Club was organized in 1893 by some wealthy San Francisco men who desired an exclusive country retreat and the Burlingame railway station was established to provide easy access to the club.  After the 1906 earthquake the village which had sprung up around the club grew rapidly and incorporation was natural.

Records available for the City of Burlingame

City Clerk, 501 Primrose Blvd, Burlingame, CA  94010, (415) 342-8931

Burlingame Historical Archives Carriage House, 900  Burlingame Ave, Burlingame 94010  (415) 342-2001    Make an appointment to visit 

Burlingame General Plan Includes maps   F f301.34 B25g 4
Burlingame Pictorial a video   Video Collection 4,7
Escoffier, Al, A Bibliography of Burlingame, 1989   016.979469 Es18b 4
Evans, Beverly L., Burlingame: Lively Memories, A Pictoral Review, Burlingame Hist. Soc 1977
Evans, Beverly Louise, Burlingame:Evolution of a Suburban Landscape, 1976 f979.469 Ev15b Calif 4
Hoag, Betty Lochrie, Soiuthern Burlingame, Northern Calif. Savings 1973   979.469 H65s 4,21
Johnstone, Parker, History of Burlingame Hills, Hillsborough Boutique   979.499
Lister, Constance, A History of Burlingame-From San Mateo Times beginning 1934 Burlingame Hist. Soc 1978     f979.499 L697h 4
Postel, Mitchell P.,History of Burlingame Country Club, Burlingame Country Club & SMCHS 1982
Sanborn Map Co., San Born Fire Insurance Maps Chadwyck Healey 1983 (72 reels) reel 6   979.4 s55s-Calif  4

Home Front News  6/1/1944-6/15/1946 A home newspaper for servicemen from SM, Burlingame and Hillsborough during WWII 1
Burlingame-San Mateo Shopper 1933-1956 broken collection

Historic Sites
Anza Expedition Campsites---Located in Burlingame on the El Camino Real near Howard Ave, this is the location that the Anza Expedition camped at in 1776 after selecting sites for the Mission and Presidio of San Francisco. (SHL 47, SI)
Burlingame Railroad Station---California Drive and Burlingame Ave, Burlingame.  This station was opened for service in 1894.  The roof tiles date back to the mission hospice in San Mateo and the Mission in Jolon.  (NR, SHL 846, SI)
Eucalyptus Trees along the El Camino planted 1869-70 and protected by the city
Kohl Mansion (circa 1912-14) 2750 Adeline Drive--Part of Mercy High School is open for special events and tours in the summer for a Donation  (415) 343-3631

A Historic Inventory of 28 structures is available from City Clerk or Burlingame Historic Society.

Publications For Sale 
Burlingame, It's Train Station 1971, reprinted 1985 $.75 1
Postcards: Burlingame Historic Buildings package of nine $1.00 
Station Prints Burlingame Railroad Station set of three $15  
Welcome to Burlingame with City Directory and a brief History FREE  

For More Information on the City of Burlingame
Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, 290 California Drive (at the RR Station), Burlingame, CA 94010  (415)344-1735
Burlingame Historical Society P.O. Box 0144, Burlingame, CA  94011-0144 or call answering machine at (415)342-2001
Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010  (415) 342-1037

Church Records
Ascension Church (Episcopal) 1700 Mariposa 10/5/1958 to 6/26/1983 Records At St. Paul's
St. Paul's (Episcopal) 415 El Camino

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