1936 – Lindgren & Swinerton

Broadway Terrace at Route 13

Right next to the Hayward fault trace, at the entrance to Lake Temescal Regional Park, this mark sits out in the middle of the road.

Lindgren & Swinerton was the name of a company founded in 1888 by Charles Lindgren, an immigrant Swedish brickmason, and going strong today under the name Swinerton, Inc.. It adopted this name in 1923 to acknowledge the role of Alfred Swinerton, a pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete in the days before the 1906 earthquake proved its worth in spectacular fashion. The name lasted until 1942.

Lindgren was no relation to C. J. Lindgren.

2 Responses to “1936 – Lindgren & Swinerton”

  1. Charles Chapman Says:

    Hi. There’s another one a few feet beyond the Cresco Rental place.
    Charles

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  2. Andrew Alden Says:

    Oh, OK, on the same street. I wonder if they built the overpass, as part of the Sacramento Northern rail line.

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