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Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Jefferson Square Park

 
 
Jefferson Square Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2014
1. Jefferson Square Park Marker
Inscription.
1853
Oakland was shaped
by seven GREEN SQUARES

Downtown’s living rooms
now only five

Parks bring out the
Goodness of good people

 
Erected by 10,000 Steps.
 
Location. 37° 48.049′ N, 122° 16.678′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Street and 7th Street, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 699 Jefferson Street, Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakland's First Public School (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Chabot Observatory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette Square Timeline (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western Union Railroad Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); The Pardee House (approx. ¼ mile away); Estuary Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Preservation Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Port of Oakland (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
More about this marker. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk.
 
Also see . . .  Jefferson Square Park - 10,000 Steps
Jefferson Square Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2014
2. Jefferson Square Park Marker
. n the 1970s downtown Oakland was drastically impacted by the construction of freeways, public transit lines, and eminent domain policies that destroyed blocks of historic Victorian houses. The kids who went to the now closed St. Mary’s School across the street used the park as their playground. With the sudden disappearance of the neighborhood, the park became severely underutilized. (Submitted on April 6, 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 329 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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