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For 17 years, builder Henry Doelger constructed Daly City’s Westlake district, a community which encompassed 6,500 houses, 3,000 apartments, schools, churches, offices, medical facilities, restaurants, and shopping centers, including one of the earliest malls in America.

The Westlake District put Daly City on the map as one of America’s most inviting suburbs, and one national magazine even named Westlake one of the 10 best suburbs in America. Although he spent half a century in the building business, Henry Doelger considered Westlake his greatest accomplishment, and he and his family resided within the community for many years.

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