Excavating a road to the Boulder Dam (later renamed Hoover Dam), 1931.
Copyright Lawton & McClure Inc., San Francisco.
Reference 4-1-1-1-42, 0507.
The Golden Gate Bridge under construction, 1936.
Copyright Gabriel Moulin, San Francisco.
Reference 4-1-1-1-20, 0506.
- Premium total is $22,511,690.
- Fireman's Fund announces plans to organize the Fireman's Fund Indemnity Company to write all forms of casualty insurance throughout the United States (except life insurance).
- More than 1,000 people are left homeless after a fire at Coney Island.
- The steamer Columbia hits an offshore reef off Baja, California. Salvage efforts recover 230 out of 236 bars of gold in the hold. Fireman's Fund insures 192 bars.
- Fireman's Fund provides insurance for construction of Hoover Dam.
- The company is one of the leaders in insuring the building of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which is completed during the year.
- Fireman's Fund writes more than $25,000,000 in premiums.
- J. B. Levison retires from presidency and Charles R. Page is elected president.
- Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge is completed and Fireman's Fund is one of the main insurers.
- Fireman's Fund buys the Insurance Exchange building to expand its offices.
- Capital increases to $7,500,000.
- The great New England hurricane kills 600 and destroys millions of dollars of insured property.