Davenport Bromfield

Davenport Bromfield (July 2, 1862 – August 22, 1954) was an Australian-born civil engineer and surveyor active in San Francisco in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Relocating to San Francisco in 1870, Bromfield apprenticed as a civil engineer, then took a surveyor position in San Francisco and later became the County Surveyor of San Mateo County.

Both in his official role and later operating as a private business, Bromfield was the most prolific surveyor of San Mateo County in its early decades, producing highly detailed maps of the entire county as well as cities and towns in the region. In the early 20th century, these were sometimes published in conjunction with Hermon Anton Candrian, a prominent publisher of maps of San Francisco.

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