History

Photograph and Document Collections

  • Bits of History  - Over 2000 historical images from South San Francisco Public Library, Redwood City Public Library, and the San Mateo County Historical Association. This collection focuses on industry and community.
  • Historical Documents & Articles - Thousands of articles, documents and photos related to South San Francisco.
  • Shades of South San Francisco - Historical photos of people and families in South San Francisco.

Historical Places

Walking Tour #1


Tour #1 covers 11 historical sites, is approximately 1.25 miles in length, and takes about 45 minutes to walk. We ask that you not disturb the occupants of private homes. To receive a copy of the Walking Tour #1 Brochure, .

Walking #2


Tour #2 covers 11 additional historic sites, is approximately 1.25 miles in length, and takes about 45 minutes to walk. We ask that you not disturb the occupants of private homes. To receive a copy of the Walking Tour #2 Brochure,

Historical Marker Site Locations


To visit various historical marker sites, please review the attached site list and map.


A Partnership


The history information on this site is a partnership between the South San Francisco Public Library and the South San Francisco Historical Society for the purpose of preserving and making available to the community information and artifacts from South San Francisco's past.