Granada (4a) Thoughts…&…..Questions

As I’ve been re-reading my Granada article, I have more thoughts and more questions.

How could the Ocean Shore promise lot buyers that two schools would be built in Granada? It is true that if there was a county building department they did not keep track of construction on the Coastside. You can’t find building dates for a lot of pre-1906 earthquake buildings–and post-earthquake as well.

Perhaps, like the educational publisher, Harr Wagner, who attempted to develop an artists-only colony at Montara, the Ocean Shore Railroad had the same idea in mind for Granada–more than their showplace….There is no place on the Coastside like Granada, with its Daniel H. Burnham street plan, a plan, that incidentally, confuses many people driving through, looking for a friend’s home.