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El Cerrito in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Streetcars in El Cerrito

 
 
Streetcars in El Cerrito Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. Streetcars in El Cerrito Marker
Caption: The view south at the streetcar stop near today's El Cerrito Plaza, circa 1906.
Inscription.  
In the early 1900s, streetcars ran the length of San Pablo Avenue. In those days, people could ride from the county line to Grand Canyon Park (now Alvarado Park) or out to MacDonald Avenue to the San Rafael Ferry.

 
Erected by City of El Cerrito.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the California - El Cerrito - San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers series list.
 
Location. 37° 55.236′ N, 122° 18.917′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Portrero Avenue, on the left when traveling north on San Pablo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11299 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stege Sanitary (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Italy (within shouting distance of this marker); Contra Costa Civic Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Ghost Festa
Streetcars in El Cerrito Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. Streetcars in El Cerrito Marker
(about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quarries (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Industrial Core (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summertime Fun in El Cerrito (approx. ¼ mile away); The Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is at the southwest corner of San Pablo and Portrero Avenues.
This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
Also see . . .  The Key System. The Key System (or Key Route) was a privately owned company that provided mass transit in the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Emeryville, Piedmont, San Leandro, Richmond, Albany and El Cerrito in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area from 1903 until 1960, when it was sold to a newly formed public agency, AC Transit. (Submitted on April 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Streetcar in Albany, just south of El Cerrito image. Click for full size.
By West County Blog, circa 1940s
3. Streetcar in Albany, just south of El Cerrito
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Sep. 30, 2020