Category Archives: Burlingame in Pictures


WHERE: Burlingame Public Library, Lane Room 480 Primrose Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010 WHEN: Tuesday, May 30, 6:30pm Free, donations accepted MORE INFO: Carl Martin,, 650-703-8395 This is a rare opportunity to see early 1900s photographs of Hillsborough and Burlingame … Continue reading

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Wonderful early Ray Park ca. 1947. Do you know who this is? If so, let us know.


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Facebook followers contribute pics

Some of members and Facebook followers have sent in some of their family photos in conjunction with our Growing Up in Burlingame museum exhibit: Here are the 3 photos with captions…                   … Continue reading

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The Broadway Arch (photo c.1933)

The Broadway Arch is an early example of adaptive reuse in Burlingame. Dating back to what remained of the vast Howard Estate, the sign was originally erected on El Camino Real and Howard Ave. to advertise the Pacific City amusement  park … Continue reading

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Where did our street names come from? (Updated Jan. 2020)

Origin of street names (and other tidbits related to public streets) in Burlingame and Hillsborough:(Sources are noted when available. List compiled in August 2012, updated 2015 and 2017 by the Burlingame Historical Society). NOTE: There are NO “streets” in Burlingame! … Continue reading

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McKinley School

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The “First Lady” of our Schools It all began just after the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco when Burlingame’s population skyrocketed from about 200 residents before the quake, to around 1000 in 1907. At that time, the children of Burlingame were … Continue reading

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Burlingame High Panther

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The “Burlingame High Panther” Lockheed P-38 was financed with the support of $173,000 in war bonds and stamps raised by Burlingame High students. (Click to enlarge.)

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Burlingame High School

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Opened in 1923 as the San Mateo High School, Burlingame Branch, the current Burlingame High school was designed by prolific school architect William Weeks.

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Easton Library

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      The Easton Library building was originally the home of the North Burlingame Woman’s Club. It opened on September 23, 1927 and over the next twenty years the club was used as a venue for meetings, dramatic productions, … Continue reading

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