Berkeley Development Co. - California 1890's

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Beautiful engraved unissued certificate from the Berkeley Development Company printed in the 1890's. This historic document was printed by Britton & Rey and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of Berkeley, California in the 1890's. This item has the signatures of the Company's President and Secretary and is over 107 years old. is a name you can TRUST!
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In the first years of the 20th century, John Hopkins Spring teamed up with Berkeley real-estate developer Duncan McDuffie and capitalists Louis Titus (1872c.1947) and Wigginton Ellis Creed (18771927) in the Berkeley Development Company and the North Berkeley Land Company. Spring was also a business associate of Francis Marion "Borax" Smith (18461931) and Frank Colton Havens (18481918), especially in the East Bay real-estate ventures of their Realty Syndicate and its holding company United Properties.