Abstract of title and certificate of search as to all that lot of land commencing at a point on the Easterly line of Walter Street … being portion of Mission Block No. 100
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Title: Abstract of title and certificate of search as to all that lot of land commencing at a point on the Easterly line of Walter Street … being portion of Mission Block No. 100
Collection Number: SFH 545
Creator/Collector: City Abstract Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
Extent: 1 folder
Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
San Francisco, California 94102
Abstract: Title abstract for lot on east side of Walter St. near 14th Street, San Francisco
Language of Material: English
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Abstract of title and certificate of search as to all that lot of land commencing at a point on the Easterly line of Walter Street … being portion of Mission Block No. 100 . San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
City Abstract Company was formed in San Francisco in 1899. Jeremiah V. Hollinsead was born in Kentucky and, by 1852, had settled in San Francisco. John Nobili was an Italian Jesuit who came to California in 1849 and founded Santa Clara College at the Mission Santa Clara in 1851. Belgian Louis Joseph Fontaine became a priest in 1849. Father Flavian Fontaine arrived in San Francisco in October 1850 and was pastor at Mission Dolores until August 1853. In 1852 he opened a school slightly north of the Mission, on Walter St. between 14th St. and Duboce Ave. The school was later taken over by Santa Clara College. William C. Spiegel was a professional sign painter.
This is a typescript abstract of title for a parcel 25’ x 125’ on the east side of Walter Street, north of 14th Street, San Francisco. It was compiled for William C. and Rose Spiegel by City Abstract Company, Searchers of Records in 1905 and includes 77 pages. The earliest instrument is the Deed from Henry Lawson to J. V. Hollinsead dated July 25, 1850, and the abstract is dated April 12, 1905. Significant are the transactions between Hollinsead, Flavian Fontaine, John Nobili, S.J. and Santa Clara College, which document the short life of the Mission College property and buildings. A building contract between Spiegel and his contractor is included; a house was built on the property in 1904. The abstract’s binding has been removed, and no map was drawn for this abstract.
Real property—California—San Francisco
Land titles—California—San Francisco
Abstracts of title—California—San Francisco—19th century
Land tenure—California—San Francisco
Land grants—California—San Francisco
Fontaine, Flavian, 1810-1854
Spiegel, William C., d. 1913
Hollinsead, Jeremiah V., d. 1874
Santa Clara College (Calif.)
Mission College (San Francisco, Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)–History—19th century.
San Francisco (Calif.)—History—Sources.
Duboce Triangle (San Francisco, Calif.)—History.