San Francisco Chronicle (SF, CA) 8 Jan 1922 pg 5 Abbey House

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;rr ' : - : - " , ". - - - - , - - ,, - - imi.ai 1 iiiiiii'i ii - iu - .. ': " - bj si .'Abbey House Scene. 'Of 'v IWany Famous Events, Near Coltna Ob of the most. Intereetlnr. lf tterfcana. not irtbni th mott wide ly known, of San Francisco's hlstor leel landmarKa sun reraaimnr u recall thi rly ;dye of the city end eurroundlnr' country 1 what "was one known - as the old "Abbey TlouteJ" Thts frame stroetore, whit la still ia'a rood ataU of preservation end 1 oven occupied. stands at a' fork of. tha old El Ca - anlnb - Boat and tho present Ulsslon road In Daly City. , ' ' What attache considerable tnter - it and romance to the old "Abbey Jlonse" la the fact that the timbers which were built into It wer Jbroorht to San Francisco around Cape Horn by one of the old sall - In ships which piled between saat - rn ports and this city. It la said that the old 'Abbey Hqpse" la on of the few atructnres still remain Ins; In this city whose cornices are band carved, and another Interest .Inr Item connected with Its eon traction Is the fact that th weath ler ooaraa duiu into in noose pre - I lent a neater width than that of f th present - day homes and edifices. FRAME) BCILDITra The present balldinr Is a two - story frame house' and holds up In s;reat shape after the tide of th years that haa paased around It. Maps whloh were drawn Jn lit! In this city show that the present building; was then standing; where It Is now, and It Is supposed that It waa built before the Spanish glm ended In California. At least. It Is known that before the wooden building was constructed that an dobe structure adorned the sit. ?nd from thla place In early days a rail ran connecting; with the Presidio military reservation. An Interesting; sidelight to th old house Is the fact that It was built opposite the famous old Bull's Head House, or what would be ihe Seven Mile House, which In the early days was a popular gathering - place for the old Spanish grantees, whose names are familiar to all San Franciscans. At the Bull's Head, after Sunday mass, a special breakfast J was served to such notables as No. I Oaerrero, lilramontes. Benches, Va - ' leneia, sernai and others. After th breakfast the fathering; usually da - voted the time In the morning to a discussion Of the past week's events. STOPPING PLACE In 1317, when th cemeteries were established in the vicinity of Colma, the old Abbey House became known I as a Place where meals were served to members of the horse - drawn funeral processions which came down from Ban Francisco. The trip by horse - drawn vehicles In those days required practically three hours, and hence It was necessary to stop at the old Abbey House or else make the long trip back to the city. It Is stated that 150 guests were accommodated at one time In those days. In early times a beanflful warden surrounded the old house, which has since disappeared. Servloe was offered to both man and beast, several splendid trees providing; grateful shade. Today the Abbe: Pled by thjougrh the long stretch of years Its wails have withstood the fogs and winds and storms of winter and are still capable of providing shelter against all vagaries of the Weather - Old House Looks Rather Modern - , TiWtJOldAbber vahtps'm die carlr rlart Vf. San Francisco. It .'is now: used a' .modem home. iJa'fm'Jrxu Wa tt mil fn roadhoute. Bob.Galmdo, tale manager; of Creer - Robbini" &BHt,Haifrttitort h tUnnz there pointing to it, sji4 HCar U Withlhini. u '""" " ''." ''" i OLD FIRM TO BUILD AUTDS Hercules Corporation Plans McCurdy Car for Near Future EVANSVIU.B (Ind.). Jan. T, Th Hercules Corporation of Evansvlllo, on of th largest Industrial concerns In th mid - west, will manu facture and put upon the market within th heat' slaty or ninety days a new six - cylinder automo bile to be known as th MoCurdy. It will be menu - factured at th company's plant here. The car takes th nam of the MoCurdy from Colonel W. H. McCurdy, president and founder of the Hercules Corporation, and one of the leading business men of the middle states. Colonel McCurdy and Ms asso - ' elates. Including Oard Gale, who Is manager of the automobile department, and who has been Identlnel with the automobile Industry for many years, hare been experimenting for several months with a view I nt mimifirriirlntf a hlarH rplrf alv. J House oocu - 'cylinder car of great power, endur - privhte family, but ance, refinements and good looks. The company haa called to Its organization some of the leading; automobile engineers of the country. The cor has been submitted to a severe test, the original modal having been driven more than 40,00 miles before a decision waa made as gfiswaE lrT&s bkJ saaaaaaaaKJJ sssssBrHk afl afSHsaB' aalK:IH gglglglgaaW?gIH fllsSBSBSBSBSBHtV'SBV 1 ' 1 OOLOKEI. W. II UoCUBDT to any of th parts and as to the motor. , TO bb aukovmceo Formal announcement regarding the speclflcatloas Is withheld at this time, but wilt be mad either during th New Tork show or within a short while thereafter. Colonel McCurdy states. shows yer. that' the car will be In th ltl to ISO Inch wheel - base class, with a large slx - cylln - " ?rntr, and will have a speed of sixty to' seventy miles an hour and that th parts to be used will be the best there are. The Heroules Corporation has contemplated entering - th automo - cue Business lor th last two or thre years. It haa been the largrest ' manufacturer of bur - Ktea and carriages In America during th last decade. It also I enraged I n other lines. This corporation last - year built, die - trlbut - ed and marketed 14.000 buggies and carriages. 11.000 oil and raaollne engines and 40.000 bodies' for trucks xi and commercial cars, besides en - f gaging in sev - I eral smaller lines. Its gross business last year exceeded 112,000.000 ana us proa. TSBBBBgBjl OABD.OAU ucts wer distributed In many countries. man aitAnm car Colonel McCurdy ljr not rone t - eyond his own company to finance his forthcoming automobile enterprise. He expects to build a high rrade car and to have It ready for distribution In the early sprlnn. Colonel McCurdy. Oale and other jnembers of the Heroules Corpora - urn are arranging io auena me Now Tork show, but owing to a number of changes Jn their plans they will not be able to show the ear at that time. However, It is likely the ear will be displayed at the shows in Boston, Chicago and Cleveland. New Man Named Service Manager Of Local Firm F. L. Pierce to Handle Department for Harrison T. I. Pierce has been appointed service manager of II. O. Harrison Company, local Dodre Brothers' dealer. In charge of the mechani cal and repair department. suc - . eeedlnr Fred Ehlers, who has bnn promoted to perform some special a a 1 e s work 'or th Harrison organisation. ; Flare assumes his. new post with experience reined with the Dodge Brothers' fao - tory at Detroit. In 112 he entered their works, by start - Inr In he factory machine shop, working his way up to "' ui.i j .'. a VWjt Sl r vdSShk. v"f s sKJ r$v9aaHk iiii bccccB : v aVj w, JfaaccaW W':'yk;fisB K. U P1EEC8 Tests Continue ( assistant fore man of the pressed stnel plant and later becoming an engineer In the efficiency department. During the' war he was transferred to a position of special duty on the ordnance work which Dodge Brothers performed for the Government. After the armistice he held the Important post of passing on all steel offered Dodge Brothers for the drop forcings used in their cars. He later joined the factory sales de partment as a field representative of the dreensboro district. North and South Carolina, from which position he came to the Pacific coast - to associate himelf with the Harrison I organisation. : th th of I th th th pre of me It at all the the In It the

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  2. 08 Jan 1922, Sun,
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