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Location: San Francisco

  • 221 Ritch [1914]
  • 681 Market, Factory 317 Harriet Street [1921]
  • 472 Monadnock Building
  • 317-319 Harriet Street
  • 1665 Hudson St, San Francisco, 94124, CA (Phoenix-Simpton Co)

Timeline:

  • 1914 · "Phoenix Sidewalk Light Co., 221 Ritch" —Crocker-Langley S.F. Directory
  • 1917 · "The Phoenix Sidewalk Light Company has moved into their new factory building at 117 Harriet street" —San Francisco Chronicle
  • 1921 · Crocker-Langley S.F. Directory
    • "PHOENIX SIDEWALK LIGHT CO (H E and W I Simpton) office Monadnock Bldg, factory 317 Harriet, tel Douglas 3111"
    • "Simpton, Harold E (Phoenix Sidewalk Light Co), r Redwood City"
    • "Simpton, Walter I (Lilly) (Phoenix Sidewalk Light Co), r 336 Excelsior Av"
  • 1921 · "Phoenix Sidewalk Light Co., sidewalk lights and doors, 681 Market; Factory, 317 Harriet" —Directory of Manufacturers of San Francisco, California
  • 1925 · "Phoenix Sidewalk Light Co. (M). 317 Harriet; Market 4565." —San Francisco business
  • 1925 · Change to Phoenix-Simpton Company; Incorporated 2nd November 1925, address 1665 Hudson St, San Francisco, 9412, registered agent Stephen W. Lee —CAOPENDATA
  • 1927 · "Phoenix Simpton formerly Phoenix Sidewalk Light Co." —Oakland Tribune
  • 1928 · Power Wagon
  • 1945 · "The Phoenix-Simpton company of San Francisco, was awarded a contract to immediately re-roof the Hoover school which was damaged in the recent storm." —San Mateo Times
  • 1986 · Patent US4610566 ("Curb inlet with removable gutter form"), assigned to PHOENIX SIMPTON Co
  • 1987 · Business license #515721, Hopkins Heating & Cooling Inc/Phoenix Simpton Company, a joint venture —Contractors State License Board
  • 2003 · SIMPTON, Robert "Bob" M. - 55, passed away Monday, September 30, 2003, after a lengthy illness. Bob is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sue Simpton; also the loving father of Jeffrey Nielsen, Kristin Nielsen and James Nielsen. Adored by grandchildren Ashlyn, Ryan, Alyssa and Kylie. Bob was a devoted family provider, who enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends. Bob was a friend of Bill W. for 23 years. Bob began his life-long endeavor in construction when he began working for his father at Phoenix Simpton Company. Bob later started his own business as R. S. Simpton Construction. He worked mainly in the San Francisco area..." —SFGate

Paper:

Phoenix Sidewalk Lights ad in Western Architect and Engineer · 1917
PHŒNIX SIDEWALK LIGHTS
ARE INSTALLED at the Santa Fe Building,
Second and Market Streets, San Francisco
PHŒNIX SIDEWALK LIGHT CO.
472 Monadnock Building, SAN FRANCISCO Telephone Douglas 3111
(Western Architect and Engineer · 1917)

Phoenix Sidewalk Light Co. blotter Phoenix Sidewalk Light Co. blotter
To Every Building Owner, Supt. and Engineer
You will save a lot of "wear and tear" on yourself
by calling our Repair Department for
CONCRETE
New Work and Repairs
ROOFING REPAIRS
Tar and Gravel
PLASTER REPAIRS
Interior and Exterior
WATERPROOFING
Basement and Exterior Walls
Our Repair Operations are City-Wide
PHONE FOR PHOENIX-SIMPSON COMPANY
PHOENIX SIDEWALK LIGHT CO.
317-319 Harriet Street · San Francisco
Telephone · Market 4565
ALWAYS REMEMBER
THAT THERE ARE
NO BETTER SIDEWALK LIGHTS
THAN
PHOENIX SIDEWALK LIGHTS
EITHER RE-INFORCED CONCRETE OR CASE IRON FRAMES

Phoenix Sidewalk Light Co.
Monadnock Bldg., S.F. Telephone Douglas 3111

Gallery:

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