1930 Where the World Comes to Oakland
Five years later, the city opened the 9th Avenue Terminal.
For decades, it was used to load and unload break-bulk
cargo that isn't transported in standardized
containers like lumber and steel. Though its relevance
diminished after containerization took over the world
of shipping in the 1960s, the remains of the 9th Avenue
Terminal building have been preserved as an homage to
the history of the site, as well as a gathering place for the
people of Oakland.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 37° 47.227′ N, 122° 15.401′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1920 Moving the World's Cargo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The History of the Site of the Shade Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Water & Rails / Brooklyn Basin (approx. half a mile away); Church of St. James the Apostle (approx. 0.7 miles away); History of the Alameda Belt Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jean Sweeney - Alameda's "Little Engine That Could" (approx. ¾ mile away); Early Harbor (approx. ¾ mile away); S & W Fine Foods (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a building facade facing 9th Street in Township Commons waterfront park.
Also see . . . 9th Avenue Terminal (Oakland Wiki). (Submitted on December 22, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.