This collection contains information about Trepte Construction Company’s projects from 1921 to 1965, including project listings
and cost analysis. There are also records on the Ocean Vista Corporation and information on the Sumas Reclamation Project.
Trepte Construction is San Diego’s oldest construction company. Moritz Trepte, an immigrant from Germany, founded the Trepte
Construction Company in 1895. Trepte originally migrated to San Francisco in 1890, and then came to San Diego to join his
brother-in-law, Herman Stroele, in starting a carpentry and cabinet making business, Trepte & Stroele. It lasted a year before
Stroele moved to Los Angeles for what he viewed as greater opportunity. Trepte remained in San Diego where his place of business
was a small cabinet shop.