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San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

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also CAL, 38-SANFRA-137-A- San Francisco Railway: Cable Car Powerhouse & Barn
Significance: The last operating cable railroad in the world. Representative of an important type of urban transportation system intermediary between horse drawn vehicles and electric streetcars.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-3
Survey number: HAER CA-12
Building/structure dates: 1906 Demolished
Building/structure dates: 1906-1908 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1911-1912 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1877-1892 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Hallidie, Andrew S
Harvey, Charles T
Beauregard, George F
Gardiner, E S
Eppelsheimer, William
San Fransicso Municipal Railway
Clay Street Hill Railroad
Sutter Street Railroad
Traction Railroad Company
United Railroads of San Francisco
California Street Cable Railroad Company
Stanford, Leland
Root, Henry
Borel, Antoine
Stetson, James B
Market Street Railway
Omnibus Railroad & Cable Company
Sutro, Gustav
Ferries & Cliff House Railway
Adams, W J
Martin, William H
Ballard, John
Magee, Thomas
Lynch, Henry H
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, sponsor
Griffin, Douglas L, project manager
Baer, Marjorie, project manager
O'Bannon, Patrick W, field team project manager


San Francisco, California, United States37.79585, -122.41165
Google Map of 37.7958484, -122.4116509


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