The J.F. Shea collection primarily consists of photographs, negatives, and slides related to J.F. Shea Co.
In 1881, John Francis Shea founded J.F. Shea Co., which started as a plumbing company in Portland, Oregon. His son, Charlie
Shea, took over the company and was involved with major engineering projects such as the Hoover Dam, the Parker Dam, the Bonneville
Dam, the Gunpower-Montebello Tunnel, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Today, the company is operated under the fourth
generation. Shea Homes, is a member of the J.F. Shea Co., and is the largest privately owned new home builder in the United
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