Beautifully engraved RARE certificate from the Residential Development Company of San Francisco issued in 1939. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of their planned residential neighborhood. This item is hand signed by the Company's President ( Marshal Hale ) and Secretary and is over 65 years old.
The Residential Development Company of San Francisco was the owner of Westwood Park in San Francisco, California. They subdivided the property, built homes and sold them. Westwood Highlands Association is a single-family neighborhood consisting of 283 custom-built homes located on the southwest slope of Mt. Davidson in San Francisco. Conceived and developed by the Residential Development Company of San Francisco in 1924, Westwood Highlands was one of the earliest planned residential communities in the United States where property owners all would agree to be governed by a commons set of controls and restrictions. The Residential Development Company turned over it administrative powers and authority to the newly incorporated Westwood highlands Association in 1932. Marshal Hale of San Francisco was the California Republican state chair in 1931 and was involved in many projects during his lifetime.