Improvement in Building Construction (PDF)
|Small arched skylight with
oblong and sunburst lenses
|Illuminating tiles composed of 5-inch diamond octagon
glass lenses, with colored encaustic tile filling and border,
for vestibules and floor lights
||Exterior view of large Arched Sky Light
35 feet across, unfinished
Location: San Francisco
- 1905: 228 First St.
- 1914: 225-229 First St.
- 1918: 237-247 First St.
- Peter Hugh Jackson (1829-1908)
- E. R. Jackson (president) [son Edwin R.]
- C. C. Jackson (vice-president) [daughter Caroline]
- R. A. Jackson (secretary) [son Robert]
||Illuminating-Cover for Vaults, &c.
||Metallic Frame for Vault-Lights
||Method of Illuminating Basements
||Construction of Buildings
||Floor or Area Covering
||Floor, Roof or Area-Covering
||Area, Floor, Roof or Sidewalk Construction
||Design for a Sidewalk Dead-Light Frame
||Frame for Illuminating-Tiles
||Lens for Illuminating Tiles
||Construction of Buildings
||Sidewalk Hatchway and Door Mechanism
||Sidewalk Trap Door
||Floor, Roof, or Like Construction
Iron Coal Covers
- See Walter Grutchfield
- "JACKSON JAMES L. & BRO. (Peter H. Jackson), Iron works,
East 28th, Second ave. and East 29th." and "Jackson Peter H. (Jas. L. Jackson & Bro.), E. 28th"
—Boyd's business directory of over one hundred cities · 1869/1870
- "Manufacturers of Improved Iron and Other Constructions for
Buildings. Hyatt's and Jackson's Patented Constructions for
utilizing and improving business property. Artifical Stone
Illuminated Tiles for sidewalk, vestibule floors, stairs and
roofs—plain and in colors. Hyatt's Iron Knob Lights.
Patent Daylight Reflectors and Refracting Lenses for directing
light towards the rear of basements. Acme Ventilators,
Ventilating Hitching Posts and Carriage Blocks. Iron and Steel
Beams and Columns. Patent Water-tight, also ordinary Sidewalk Doors.
Hyatt's Patent Iron Ties for support of vault roofs
and fire-proof doors, dispensing with iron or steel beams,
saving two-thirds their cost.
Jackson's Patent Combined
Artificial Sidewalk and Roof of Vault Construction. Jackson's
Construction for Water-tight Cellars. Computations Made as to
the strength of any iron building or bridge construction.
Nos. 228 & 230 First Steet, San Francisco, Cal."
—The California Architect and Building News · Volume 11, November 20, 1890
- Improvement in Building Construction: Mainly Relating to Artificial Stone and Concrete of Portland Cement and Its Constituents Combined with Iron and Steel, Also Valuable Tables for References, 1897
- "288. P. H. Jackson & Company v. Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe Railway Company. September 5, 1907. Refund of $564.09
on 3 carloads of vault-light glass from Bellaire, Ohio, to San
Francisco, Cal., on account of excessive rate."
—Interstate Commerce Commission Reports · Vol. 12, p. 608, 1908
"PETER H. JACKSON CALLED BY DEATH. Steel Construction
Expert Succumbs After Severe Illness of Several Weeks. OAKLAND,
June 17.—Peter H. Jackson, head of the firm of P. H. Jackson &
Co., Incorporated, of San Francisco, one of the leading experts in
steel construction on the Pacific coast, and formerly prominent in
public life in New York city, died at 2:35 o'clock this morning at
his home, 1379 Eighth avenue, at the age of 78 years. He had been
in failing health since the fire of April 18, 1906, which wiped out
the plant of his business in San Francisco, and his death came after
a severe illness of several weeks.
He was born in New York July 11, 1829. His father was Peter
Jackson, the Inventor of the fireplace grate and the man who
installed the first grate ever placed in a home in the United
States. For several generations the family had been engaged in the
iron foundry and steel Industries, and to this Peter H. Jackson
FURNISHHED STEEL SHELLS. At the outbreak of the civil war
Peter H. Jackson was running the largest foundry In New York,
and during the strife held contracts for the construction of steel
shells for the federal artillery. After peace had been made Jackson
entered political life and served for some time in the late sixties
as a member of the board of education of New York city. In 1873 he
came to California and entered the steel and iron business in San
Francisco. He was one of the founders of the builders' exchange of
San Francisco and became one of the leading experts of the west on
steel construction. He was called in consultation by the municipal
authorities on the erection of city buildings.
OWNED MANY PATENTS. Jackson was the Inventor of a structural
sidewalk, over 3,000,000 feet of which he laid in San Francisco.
He owned 106 of his own patents on that kind of structural work.
He associated with him in the company of which he was the head his
sons, Edwin R. Jackson and R. A. Jackson, who are the vice president
and secretary of the company. R. A. Jackson is also connected with
the realty firm of J. H. Macdonald & Co. In this city. He leaves
another son, Francis D. Jackson, who is vice president of the
Heckler-Ryan Iron works in Brooklyn. N. Y. His daughter, Miss
Caroline C. Jackson, was for several years principal of Miss West's
school in San Francisco. Jackson was married to Miss Mary Cooke
in New York June 8, 1853. She died three years ago. The funeral
will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Jackson,
home. Interment will be private." —San Francisco Call
· Vol. 104, No. 18, June 18, 1908