“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alameda, California

Clickable Map of Alameda County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Alameda County, CA (588) Contra Costa County, CA (455) San Francisco County, CA (657) San Joaquin County, CA (99) San Mateo County, CA (182) Santa Clara County, CA (529) Stanislaus County, CA (83)  AlamedaCounty(588) Alameda County (588)  ContraCostaCounty(455) Contra Costa County (455)  (657) San Francisco City and County (657)  SanJoaquinCounty(99) San Joaquin County (99)  SanMateoCounty(182) San Mateo County (182)  SantaClaraCounty(529) Santa Clara County (529)  StanislausCounty(83) Stanislaus County (83)
Oakland is the county seat for Alameda County
Alameda is in Alameda County
      Alameda County (588)  
      Contra Costa County (455)  
      San Francisco City and County (657)  
      San Joaquin County (99)  
      San Mateo County (182)  
      Santa Clara County (529)  
      Stanislaus County (83)  
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1California, Alameda County, Alameda — 1890 Seawall
This plaque marks the location of an 1890 seawall on the Alameda shoreline. Behind you are the stairs where bathers went down to the beach. The wall was built by architect Joseph A. Leonard, who constructed many homes here during the 1890s. . . . Map (db m62215) HM
2California, Alameda County, Alameda — 930 Pacific Avenue
Erected 1889 for Mr. & Mrs. George H. Mastick The Alameda Chapter of the American Red Cross was founded here in 1898. Mrs. Mastick was elected first president. Dedicated 1982 by the Alameda Chapter American Red Cross Alameda . . . Map (db m157287) HM
3California, Alameda County, Alameda — A Working Waterfront
At the heart of the San Francisco waterfront are the maritime workers - the ferryboat deckhands, longshore workers, deep-sea sailors, cooks, cleaners, and engineers who move goods and people across the bay and around the world. Deckhands, . . . Map (db m157581) HM
4California, Alameda County, Alameda — Alameda City Hall
This city hall is one of oldest operating city hall buildings in the State of California. It was constructed in 1895 in the Romanesque style and has been in continual use as a city hall since its completion. Original construction: Building . . . Map (db m62216) HM
5California, Alameda County, Alameda — 1 — Alameda City Hall, 1895-96
Original tower removed in phases after the 1906 earthquake. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Architect: Percy & Hamilton.Map (db m79876) HM
6California, Alameda County, Alameda — Alameda Lodge No. 1015
Alameda Lodge No. 1015 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was formed by 25 Alameda residents who were members of Oakland Lodge No. 171. The Lodge was instituted on March 17, 1906 and it received its charter from the Grand Lodge on July . . . Map (db m79864) HM
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7California, Alameda County, Alameda — 440 — Alameda Terminus of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad
[Center and Main Marker:] This plaque marks the terminus of the First Transcontinental Passenger train that started in New York City and terminated at Alameda Point Pier on September 6, 1869. Erected by the U.S. Naval Air . . . Map (db m150959) HM
8California, Alameda County, Alameda — 1 — Alameda: Bay Area Aviation Center
Early Bay Area Aviation During the early 20th century, early Bay Area aviators faced the challenge of frequent fog and limited areas of flat, vacant land for aircraft takeoff and landing. The western portion of Alameda was identified as . . . Map (db m191944) HM
9California, Alameda County, Alameda — Alameda’s First ChurchFounded Sept. 11, 1853
as Methodist Episcopal by Rev. James McGowan In 1854 the first church building was erected on land donated Bishop William Taylor and dedicated by Bishop Matthew Simpson - the first appointed minister was Rev. David Deal, 1854-56. . . . Map (db m79863) HM
10California, Alameda County, Alameda — An Era of Dramatic Change
Historically Alameda was a peninsula, rich in natural resources. Native peoples gathered food and materials from bay salt marshes, abundant oak forests, and nearby shorelines. From the early 1800's the western tip of the peninsula now known as . . . Map (db m157046) HM
11California, Alameda County, Alameda — ATK Baseball Field1916-1938
Alameda Taiku Kai (Alameda Athletic Club) During the years 1916-1938 this was the approximate location of home plate of the Alameda Japanese American ATK Baseball Field. Games were played on week-ends against other Japanese American and top . . . Map (db m145337) HM
12California, Alameda County, Alameda — GPY-140-02 — Clark Memorial BenchMy Dumb Friends Bench
Donated to the city of Alameda in 1920 by Park Avenue resident Isabella Derby Clark, this concrete bench was designed by Myrtle Maillot. Mrs. Clark was a proponent of animal welfare. The inscription "In memory of my dumb friends" is a reference to . . . Map (db m101553) HM
13California, Alameda County, Alameda — Douglas SBD Dauntless
The Douglas SBD Dauntless is a World War II American naval scout plane and dive bomber that was manufactured by Douglas Aircraft from 1940 through 1944. The SBD ("Scout Bomber Douglas") was the United States Navy's main carrier-based . . . Map (db m191861) HM
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14California, Alameda County, Alameda — First Presbyterian Church
Organization of the First Presbyterian Church of Alameda began in 1864. By 1865, the church had 12 charter members. Traveling ministers delivered Sunday sermons until 1867 when Reverend Nash was installed as the first pastor. The first sanctuary . . . Map (db m62217) HM
15California, Alameda County, Alameda — 440 — First Transcontinental RailroadAlameda Terminal
On September 6, 1869 first Transcontinental Railroad train linking two great oceans, and consisting of twelve cars and three locomotives passed here on way to a wharf terminal west of here, a location now covered by lagoon for take-off . . . Map (db m150265) HM
16California, Alameda County, Alameda — Grumman F6F Hellcat
The Grumman F6F Hellcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft of World War II. It was the United States Navy's dominant fighter in the second half of the Pacific War. It's first flight was 26 June 1942. 12,275 planes were produced . . . Map (db m191498) HM
17California, Alameda County, Alameda — Grumman J2F Duck
The Grumman J2F Duck is an American single-engine amphibious biplane. The J2F's were designed in 1934 specifically for the Coast Guard. The second model in the series was the J2F 4-6. It was used by each major branch of the U.S. armed forces . . . Map (db m191521) HM
18California, Alameda County, Alameda — 3 — Historic Alameda High School
Architect; Carl Werner Builder: Cochran Boehm, Inc. Superintendent of Schools: W.G. Paden Original Cost: 1,125,000 The historic Alameda High School was dedicated on 18 August 1925, and provided for the first time a modern high school . . . Map (db m79875) HM
19California, Alameda County, Alameda — History of the Alameda Belt Line
In 1918, the City of Alameda invested some of the profits from its Municipal Lighting Plant in a railroad. The "belt line,” so called because it traveled around, rather than into a city, ran 1.16 miles along Clement Avenue from Pearl Street . . . Map (db m157021) HM
20California, Alameda County, Alameda — Jean Sweeney - Alameda's "Little Engine That Could"
Jean Sweeney In 1998, Jean Sweeney walked out in this 27-acre former Alameda Belt Line railroad yard for the first time. Struck by the silence and what a gem of nature it was, she said, "This has got to be a park.” She saw this as . . . Map (db m157024) HM
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21California, Alameda County, Alameda — 15 — Lincoln Park, 1909City Historical Monument #15
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 . . . Map (db m157011) HM
22California, Alameda County, Alameda — 26 — Meyers House
The Meyers House was erected in 1897. This Colonial Revival style home was designed by and built for prominent East Bay architect Henry H. Meyers. It served as the family residence from 1897 to 1993. Meyers designed the Posey Tunnel Portals, . . . Map (db m79862) HM
23California, Alameda County, Alameda — 968 — Pan Am China Clipper
Pan American World Airways fabled China Clipper (Martin M/130 Flying Boat) left Alameda Marina on November 22, 1935. Under the command of Captain Edwin G. Musick. The flight would reach Manila via Honolulu, Midway, Wake, and Guam. The inauguration . . . Map (db m100565) HM
24California, Alameda County, Alameda — Prehistoric Indian Mound
One thousand feet due west was a prehistoric mound, 400 feet long, 150 feet wide, and 14 feet high. The remains of 450 Indians with stone implements and shell ornaments were found when the mound was remove in 1908.Map (db m79861) HM
25California, Alameda County, Alameda — Skippy Peanut ButterSite of the Former Rosefield Packing Company
Incorporated on August 24, 1926 Joseph L. Rosefield was the inventor of hydrogenated peanut butter. Before this process was developed, peanut butter would separate and quickly spoil. Mr. Rosefield received a patent for his process in 1923 and . . . Map (db m163095) HM
26California, Alameda County, Alameda — 1029 — The Jimmy Doolittle Pier – Alameda Naval Air StationPier No. 3 — USS Hornet —
On April 1, 1942, sixteen B-25 bombers were hoisted to the flight deck of the carrier Hornet and parked there, while moored at Pier No. 3 at U.S. Naval Station in Alameda. The B-25 detachment consisted of seventy officers and one hundred thirty . . . Map (db m29431) HM
27California, Alameda County, Alameda — They Brought Alameda the NewsPaul's Newstand Re-dedicated April 30, 2011
NEWSPAPERS were the main source of public information before the introduction of radio and television. The Bay Area was home to several daily newspapers and the larger publishers produced as many as five editions released throughout the day. . . . Map (db m145341) HM
28California, Alameda County, Alameda — U.S. Maritime Officers Memorial
In memory of the graduates of this station who gave their lives in the service of their country - - - 1941-1945Map (db m157016) WM
29California, Alameda County, Alameda — Vought A-7A Corvair II
The Vought A-7A Corsair II is an American carrier borne and land based subsonic single-seat tactical fighter. The A-7 was developed during the early 1960's as a replaccement for the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Its design derived from the Vought F-8 . . . Map (db m191518) HM
30California, Alameda County, Alameda — Webster House
This home built in 1854 for John Nelson Webster and Caroline Webster is Alameda’s oldest house. The house is a primary example of Gothic Revival architecture by renowned architect Andrew Jackson Downing. The house was prefabricated in New York, . . . Map (db m78903) HM
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Jan. 28, 2023