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

Lincoln Park, 1909

City Historical Monument #15

 
 
Lincoln Park, 1909 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 29, 2020
1. Lincoln Park, 1909 Marker
Inscription.  This site, first developed by James D. Farwell in 1858, in 1877 became the grand estate of Robert R. Thompson, founder of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co. and Alameda's artesian water works. Thompson's new mansion, completed in 1881, burned in 1884. C.H. Foster designed the ornate iron fence. The city acquired the property in 1908 and opened the park to the public in 1909.
 
Erected 2016 by Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 37° 45.53′ N, 122° 13.873′ W. Marker is in Alameda, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on High Street north of Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alameda CA 94501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prehistoric Indian Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster House (approx. 0.4 miles away); They Brought Alameda the News (approx. ¾ mile away); Clark Memorial Bench
Lincoln Park entrance gate and marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 29, 2020
2. Lincoln Park entrance gate and marker
The marker is visible here, mounted to the fence just to the right of the gate.
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Alameda’s First Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alameda City Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alameda City Hall, 1895-96 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alameda Lodge No. 1015 (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alameda.
 
Lincoln Park Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 29, 2020
3. Lincoln Park Lodge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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