Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Jeﬀerson Square Park
Oakland was shaped
by seven GREEN SQUARES
Downtown’s living rooms
now only five
Parks bring out the
Goodness of good people
Erected by 10,000 Steps.
Location. 37° 48.049′ N, 122° 16.678′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Street and 7th Street, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 699 Jefferson Street, Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakland's First Public School (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Chabot Observatory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette Square Timeline (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western Union Railroad Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); The Pardee House (approx. ¼ mile away); Estuary Industry (approx. ¼ mile away); Preservation Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Port of Oakland (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk.
Also see . . . Jefferson Square Park - 10,000 Steps. n the 1970s downtown Oakland was drastically impacted by the construction of freeways, public transit lines, and eminent domain policies that destroyed blocks of historic Victorian houses. The kids who went to the now closed St. Mary’s School across the street used the park as their playground. With the sudden disappearance of the neighborhood, the park became severely underutilized. (Submitted on April 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 373 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.