Niles Canyon by William Seltzer Rice

Niles Canyon by William Seltzer Rice

Niles Canyon

William Seltzer Rice

Title

Niles Canyon

 
Artist
Year
1901  
Technique
watercolor 
Image Size
8 1/2 x 12" image 
Signature
ink, lower left 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
dated, lower left 
Reference
W-B133 
Paper
watercolor paper 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
AIRD109 
Price
$5,000.00 
Description

Niles Canyon is a canyon in the San Francisco, California Bay Area formed by Alameda Creek. The canyon is largely in an unincorporated area of Alameda County, while the western portion of the canyon lies within the city limits of Fremont and Union City. The stretch of State Route 84 known as Niles Canyon Road traverses the length of the canyon from the Fremont district of Niles to the unincorporated town of Sunol.

Niles Canyon was the California home to the Chicago based Essanay Film Company between 1912 and 1916 and was where movies were filmed, including the 'Bronco Billy' westerns and Charlie Chaplin's 'The Tramp.' Chaplin made 14 films for Essanay, many filmed in Niles.