Describe J. W. Phillips here ...
In 1876 Phillips was listed in the Oakland City Directory as one of the 'moneyed men of Oakland' who had invested largely in an 'elegant homestead' ranging in cost from $8,000 to $40,000 each.
Probably John W. Phillips, who was involved with Grayson, Harrell, & Co., wholesale butchers and cattle dealers in West Berkeley.
Links and References
- Phillip's Residence UC Berkeley Bancroft Library, Rodolph (Frank B.) Collection