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Inventory of the Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. Joint Highway District 10 Records
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Arrangement and Description

Folder F3761:1

1. ADMINISTRATIVE FILE. 1928, 1933-35, 1937-38, 1940.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
This series comprises reports relating to the organization, funding, and progress of Joint Highway District #10. A copy of the 1917 Joint Highway Act and a list of other Joint Highway Districts in the state. Also included is a 1938 report containing a ten year statistical survey, construction progress, and pictures of past and current directors of District #10.
Folder F3761:2-10

2. MINUTES. 1928-56.

Physical Description: 7 Vols. and 2 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
The Board of Directors normally met once a month in open session to decide on District #10 business, and to receive reports from district employees.
Regular items in this series are: the Right-of-Way Engineer's Report--containing progress in land purchase, descriptions and location; and the Engineer's Report dealing with construction progress and highway maintenance (see also ENGINEER'S FILE, series #3). Also included are the Treasurer's Report relating to financial statements showing monthly income and bills owed by the district, and Attorney's Report concerned with current legal problems--car accident claims, damage to adjoining lands for construction, and assessment of highway funds from state and local governments (see LEGAL FILE, series #7). Other items are requests for easement permits from gas companies, stores, and residents along Serra Boulevard, and personnel matters--raises, promotions, hiring and firing of district employees.
Folder F3761:11

3. ENGINEER'S FILE. 1928, 1933, 1937.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
In accordance with section 13 of the 1917 act creating Joint Highway Districts, District Engineers have to file, as soon as possible, a proposed highway route.
Included in this series is a preliminary Serra Boulevard survey from San Francisco-San Mateo county line south to Burlingame, containing itemized costs for right-of-ways and construction (See also CONTRACT FILE, series #4, and MINUTES, series #2).
Folder F3761:12-16

4. CONTRACTS. 1929-42, 1950-52.

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by contract number and road section, chronologically thereunder.
Right-of-way descriptions, maps of proposed construction routes, District Engineer's estimate of amounts of grading and excavation needed, and the quantities of construction materials--cement, asphalt, and surfacing oil. This series also includes incoming letters and copies of outgoing between District #10, city and county officials, and contractors concerning construction progress, extra work orders, changes in right-of-ways, materials, grading quantities, and approval of payments to contractors (see also ENGINEER'S FILE, series #3, and MINUTES, series #2).
Contracts in this series are:
 

Contract 1, Section A, from San Francisco-San Mateo county line one mile south to School Street. 1929.

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Contract 2, Section B, from School Street two-thirds of a mile south to Edgemar Road. 1929-1934.

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Contract 3, Section C, Edgemar Road south two miles to El Camino Real. 1930-35.

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Contract 4, Section D, Cypress Lawn 2.9 miles south to Sneath Road. 1934-42.

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Contract 5, Section E, from Sneath Road 1.4 miles south to Crystal Springs Road. 1950-52.

Physical Description: 1ff.
Folder F3761: 17-18

5. DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS. 1939-44, 1945-56.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Includes incoming correspondence and copies of outgoing between Joint District #10, State Department of Public Works, and Highway District IV. Included are construction and road improvement agreements between District #10 and District IV; correspondence relating to the state's contribution of one-third the cost of construction of Serra Boulevard. Highway District IV inspection and certification of completion of road work along Serra Boulevard.
Folder F3761: 19-25

6. MISCELLANEOUS FILES. 1928-46, 1949-56.

Physical Description: 7ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, memorandums, and reports between District #10's Board of Directors, city, county, and federal governments, contractors, and residents. Includes letters relating to Serra Boulevard maintenance, and minor road improvement--re-surfacing, traffic signals, and re-striping. Protests from residents, country clubs, housing developers, city and county officials over proposed right-of-ways, traffic congestion, and slowness in construction. Also included is correspondence relating to the assessment of construction funds from San Francisco and San Mateo counties, and requests for sign permits, overcrossings, and left hand turn lanes from housing developers.
Folder F3761:26

7. LEGAL FILE. 1931, 1936-42, 1951-56.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Incoming and copies of outgoing letters and memorandums between District #10's legal council, the board of directors, insurance companies, and local residents pertaining to claims for damages from car accidents on Serra Boulevard, legal opinions concerning the rejection of bids and contracts, assessment of construction funds, and employee conflict of interest (see also MINUTES, series #2).
Folder F3761:27

8. BUDGET REPORTS. 1928-41, 1946-55.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Includes yearly budget summaries, prepared by the district treasurer showing cash receipts and expenditures for road construction, right-of-ways, administrative and maintenance costs.
Folder F3761:28

9. PHOTOGRAPHS. 63 items. 1928-30, 1933, 1934, 1950.

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1928-30. 37 photographs of Serra Boulevard. Included in photos are Lake Merced Golf Club House, and the intersections of Cloverdale Street, Edgemar Road, Sullivan Street, 92nd Street, Washington Street, and School Street. Also included are photos of the right-of-way through the Ning Yung Cemetery showing a large Joss (Shrine).

 

1930. 2 photographs of the Ocean Shore Railroad Cut, and ocean rocks off San Pedro Point, San Mateo County.

 

1933. 12 photographs showing the location of storm sewers along Serra Boulevard at 90th Street, 88th Street, Willows, and School Streets, San Mateo County.

 

1934. 8 photographs of Serra Boulevard including the Old San Pedro Road turnoff, and Collins Ave.

 

1950. 4 photographs of Serra Boulevard construction through Meadow Glen subdivision showing road equipment, excavation and grading, and housing construction adjoining highway right-of-way.