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Chadwick & Sykes photograph albums of contract and engineering projects
PC 013  
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  • Scope and Content
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
    Title: Chadwick & Sykes photograph albums of contract engineering projects
    Creator: Chadwick & Sykes, Inc
    Identifier/Call Number: PC 013
    Physical Description: 2 flat boxes; two small albums are stored in one small flat box; one large album is stored in larger flat box.
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1920
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.

    Scope and Content

    Consists of photographs of contract engineering projects in California and the West, including bridges, railway lines, trestles, a dam, and the Parkside Realty Company development in San Francisco. Includes images of Colfax (Placer County), Blue Canyon (Placer County), Kiernan (Nevada), Palisade (Nevada), Floristan (Nevada County), Automobile Boulevard (San Francisco), Salt Lake Railroad, Western Pacific Railroad (Altamont), Union Oil Company (Oleum, Contra Costa County), Parkside Transit Co., Chowchilla (Madera County), Milliken Bridge (Merced County), and Richmond (Contra Costa County?). Many photos contain images of workers, machinery and equipment. Includes one photo of interior of company office.

    Biographical / Historical

    Chadwick & Sykes (George C. Chadwick and Frank C. Sykes) was a contracting and engineering firm located in San Francisco, circa 1906-1920s.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Chadwick & Sykes were transferred to the California Historical Society (CHS) in April 2010 by Cynthia Lovewell. Reproduction or publication of materials in this collection beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of CHS. Please contact rights@calhist.org.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the George Chadwick family, 2010.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item, date]; Chadwick & Sykes photograph albums of contract and engineering projects, PC 013; [box number, folder number]; California Historical Society.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Civil engineering -- California -- Photographs
    Photograph albums
    Parkside Realty Company (San Francisco, Calif.)