Tuesday, April 12, 2005

CP (SP?) depot color in 1880.

From: "Wendell Huffman" wwhuffma@clan.lib.nv.us

While looking through my files for any information that might help Larry, I came upone the following in Best's notes. Since statements about color are few and far between, I thought I'd put these out for any intersted.

14 Aug 1880, Sacramento Union. "The new [Sacramento] freight depot was yesterday being given its first coat of paint — a light drab, which looks very neat. . . . The architecture of the building of the rustic order . . . "

31 August 1880, Sacramento Union. "The [interior] walls and ceilings are cased with narrow beaded ceiling. The walls are painted a light green and the ceilings white."


William F. Boardman of Oakland

I have an old book that formerly belonged (per the stamp on the inside cover) to
Wm. F. Boardman
Civil engineer
Room 3, Court House
Oakland, Cal.  

The book is "A Manual . . . of Road-Making . . . of roads . . . and Railroads", by W. (William) M. (Mitchell) Gillespie, 9th edition, 1860, published in New York by A. S. Barnes & Burr.  Original edition published in 1847.  

So who was Boardman?  

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum

Note my work address has changed to: kwyatt@parks.ca.gov
My personal address remains: kylewyatt@aol.com