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

Dunsmuir House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 20, 2014
1. Dunsmuir House Marker
Inscription. Within this crescent shaped valley is the beautiful 37-room Dunsmuir House, an example of colonial revival Victorian architecture. Built in 1899 on a 415 acre estate by Alexander Dunsmuir, heir to a Canadian coal and lumber fortune, for his bride Mrs. Josephine Wallace. He died in 1900 and she in 1901. In 1906, her daughter Edna Wallace Hooper, sold it to the I.W. Hellman, Jr. family who used it as a summer residence for over 50 years. Now located on a 49 acre site, it belongs to the City of Oakland and is being restored by Dunsmuir House and Gardens, Inc., a non-profit corporation.
 
Erected 1984 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 44.643′ N, 122° 8.613′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Peralta Oaks Court. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland CA 94605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giant Water Filters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lake Chabot Historical Walk (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Dunsmuir House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 20, 2014
2. Dunsmuir House Marker
Roots From Another Land (approx. 1.1 miles away); Memorial to the Chinese Laborers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Filtration Basins (approx. 1.2 miles away); Peralta Home – Alta Mira Club (approx. 1.4 miles away); Peralta House (approx. 1.4 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located just beyond the Dunsmuir House entrance gate.
 
Also see . . .  Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate - history. The Dunsmuir Hellman mansion has been designated a National Historic Site by the United States Department of the Interior and both the Mansion and the Carriage House have been designated Historic Landmarks by the City of Oakland. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Dunsmuir House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 20, 2014
3. Dunsmuir House
Dunsmuir House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 20, 2014
4. Dunsmuir House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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