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Historic "Lorin District"

 
 
Historic "Lorin District" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 1, 2020
1. Historic "Lorin District" Marker
Inscription.  South Berkeley was originally settled by Coast Indians. After Spanish conquest in the 1700s, large land tracts were held by the Peralta, Ashby and Harmon families.

Transportation has been a key factor in Lorin's history. Gov. Stanford installed rail tracks on Shattuck, Adeline, and Stanford in 1876 linking Berkeley to Oakland. The "Lorin Station” stop was at Adeline and Alcatraz. Another stop, "Newbury Station", was at Ashby and Shattuck. Lorin was annexed by Berkeley in 1892.

Prior to WWII, the area was populated primarily by Japanese immigrants and Black migrants from the south. Growing from its quiet suburban status to a residential and market center, South Berkeley's commercial activity has continually served the needs of local residents.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 37° 50.936′ N, 122° 16.267′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Adeline Avenue and Alcatraz Avenue, on

Historic "Lorin District" Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 1, 2020
2. Historic "Lorin District" Marker - wide view
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the right when traveling north on Adeline Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley CA 94703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Berkeley Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Lorin Theater (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Reid's Records (approx. 0.4 miles away); Exxon Super Service Station (approx. half a mile away); William Byron Rumford (February 2, 1908 - June 12, 1986) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burl Toler, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rumford's Pharmacy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Santa Fe Railroad Tracks (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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Jun. 28, 2022