Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Key Route Train Station
Erected 1991 by Piedmont Ave Merchantís Association and E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 49.587′ N, 122° 15.164′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on 41st Street near Piedmont Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 41st Street, Oakland CA 94611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Camino Rancho San Antonio (approx. 0.4 miles away); Antonio Bras Columns Site of Saint Mary's College (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Col. John Coffee Hays (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Augustine's Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); Faux Bois Benches (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Maze (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eucalyptus Amphitheater (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
Also see . . . Key System - Oklandwiki. The name is based in part on the shape of the ferry slips on the old Key System Mole. On a stylized map first issued in 1903, the systemís routes were drawn to resemble an old-fashioned key, including a three-looped handle covering Berkeley, Piedmont (or Piedmont/Claremont) and Oakland, a shaft in the form of the Mole, and teeth representing the ferry slips. Each of the systemsí routes was given a letter and a unique symbol, so riders could spot the correct train from a distance. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.