My hope in creating this blog is to learn more about the history of Risdon Iron Works. But a blog about such a narrow topic could very well have a short shelf life. So its perfectly okay with me to talk about other aspects of San Francisco waterfront history including its contributions to shipbuilding and heavy manufacturing, or even the relationship of its historical heritage to present-day development plans. Also, the photos in the James A. Brandt collection demonstrate the diversity of industrial manufacturing along the turn-of-the-century San Francisco waterfront and the contributions made by the companies that operated here to the development of the West. I’d like to learn more about this history, too. So if you also have an interest, don’t be shy.