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Title Oral History of Bob and Walter Filippi
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Brothers Bob and Walter Filippi came to Mill Valley in 1929 from San Francisco, where their father had a garage. Once the family moved to Mill Valley, their father opened the Elroy Garage, named for the property owner's sons Al and Roy, at Camino Alto and Sycamore. During their years growing up in Mill Valley, Bob and Walt saw the town grow from dirt roads and pastures to foreign cars and restaurants. The brothers also saw the change and growth of Highway 101 through Mill Valley. In 1959, after their father retired, Bob and Walt took over the garage business.
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Dates of Creation 1983-06-15

Narrator's name Filippi, Bob and Walter
Interviewer Soeten, Harlan
Extent and Medium Transcript: 10pp
Recording: 00:31:45
Search Terms Auto mechanics
Automobile mechanics
Automobile repair
Avila, Vic
Car mechanics
Costa Creamery
Elroy Garage
Handley, Al
Handley, Roy
Highway 101
Mill Valley changes
Modin, Raymond
Park School
Roseveare, Ed
Roseveare, Lee
San Francisco
Shallock, Art
Summit School
Varney's Hardware
Varney, Dick
Object ID 1983.002.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 1983. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.