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
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
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
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.
Building . . . — — Map (db m62216) HM
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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