Finding aid to the Chadwick & Sykes photograph albums of contract and engineering projects PC 013

Jaime Henderson
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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

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.)