A glimpse into a time of limitless promise

A copy of the 1912 city-commissioned report, which assessed the city's past, present and future.

In the Fall of 1912, a Western town nested against a deep-water point in San Francisco Bay stood poised before a seemingly limitless future. A report produced that year describes a Richmond as endowed with an energetic population and broad industrial shoulders, providing rare perspective on how the city evolved into what it is today, and where it may go tomorrow.

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