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

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Oakland is the county seat for Alameda County
Oakland is in Alameda County
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1California (Alameda County), Oakland — USS Oakland Mast
The ship’s mast in front of you is salvaged from the USS Oakland, an anti-aircraft cruiser – typical of many ships that received supplies sent from the Oakland Naval Supply Depot during World War II. The Oakland was assigned to the . . . Map (db m72102) WM
2California (Alameda County), Oakland — 1920 Moving the World's Cargo
Oakland built the 9th Avenue Terminal to load and unload break-bulk cargo – goods packed in individual crates, barrels, and bags, rather than in standardized containers. It's a method of shipping that requires a lot of manpower, and for . . . Map (db m163098) HM
3California (Alameda County), Oakland — 1930 Where the World Comes to Oakland
The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 made way for new trade routes that led to a shipping boom in the post-war world of the 1920s. By 1925, Oakland was ready to capitalize on growing international commerce. On November 10, the people of . . . Map (db m163097) HM
4California (Alameda County), Oakland — 1946 General Strike
Site of the 1946 General Strike when Woman Retail Clerks fought For the Right to Organize a UnionMap (db m72701) HM
5California (Alameda County), Oakland — 442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial
Dedicated on August 7, 1992, by E Company Veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated United States Army Unit of World War II. The all volunteer 442nd Combat Team was composed of Americans of Japanese ancestry, from the . . . Map (db m64182) HM WM
6California (Alameda County), Oakland — A Chinese Junk Boat for Oakland
The idea for the Chinese junk (boat) came from the voyage of the real junk "Free China” from Taiwan to San Francisco in 1955. The idea originally involved the purchase of an actual junk for the playground, but eventually developed into a . . . Map (db m157313) HM
7California (Alameda County), Oakland — A Haven for Artists
In the late 1800s, Joaquin Miller hosted gatherings of such notables as authors Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, Bret Harte and Prentice Mulford; English humorist and playwright Tom Hood; illustrator/engraver Frank Leslie; poet Walt Whitman, . . . Map (db m71761) HM
8California (Alameda County), Oakland — Alameda County Courthouses
These five panels tell the stories of Alameda County's five courthouses. Alameda County’s 1st Courthouse Alvarado • 1853-1855 Alameda County’s first courthouse was a converted loft space above a general store in the frontier town . . . Map (db m72064) HM
9California (Alameda County), Oakland — Amelia Mary Earhart
"There's more to life than being a passenger" Amelia Mary Earhart Just 600 feet south of where you now stand was Oakland's old North Field runway where aviatrix Amelia Earhart made history. On January 11, 1935, Earhart flew . . . Map (db m179015) HM
10California (Alameda County), Oakland — 5 — American Bag Co.Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District
American Bag and Union Hide Company pioneered the vacuum cleaning and machine mend- ing of used burlap bags which it resold as "Guaranteed Amerbags” with an unconditional guarantee, an unusual practice at the time. The company also made new . . . Map (db m145515) HM
11California (Alameda County), Oakland — Antonio Bras Columns
These granite columns are all that remain of 4460 Howe Street, built in 1898. This residence was the home of various families connected to St. Mary's and Mountain View Cemeteries and their supporting business. 4460 Howe Street originally belonged to . . . Map (db m18600) HM
12California (Alameda County), Oakland — Anza Expedition of 1776La Expedición de Anza de 1776
This marker consists of two duplicate plaques, one in English and the other in Spanish. The Peralta Family Legacy Luis Maria Peralta was just 17 when he and his family set off for the Bay Area in September 1775m from the town of . . . Map (db m71330) HM
13California (Alameda County), Oakland — Asian Resource Center
1922 A neo-gothic Code Machine Factory never realized On the top floor Women of Chinatown sewed parachutes for WWIIMap (db m72763) HM
14California (Alameda County), Oakland — Australian Aviators
To the memory of the Australian aviators Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and Captain Charles T. P. Ulm. This plaque is dedicated by the Board of Port Commissioners of the City of Oakland as a permanent tribute to the courage and foresight of . . . Map (db m71201) HM
15California (Alameda County), Oakland — 22 — Autocar SalesOakland Waterfront Warehouse District
This one story brick warehouse served as the showroom and service garage for The Autocar Sales & Service Company, an Ardmore, Pennsylvania car and truck manufacturer that pioneered the mass production of forward control trucks (cab-over design). . . . Map (db m145495) HM
16California (Alameda County), Oakland — Birthplace of Oakland
Looking up Broadway from the wharf, 1854 The waterfront at the foot of Broadway was the site of the first rents and small wooden buildings that became the ciy of Oakland. Settlers began arriving in 1850 during the Gold Rush. When Oakland . . . Map (db m185869) HM
17California (Alameda County), Oakland — Black Panther Party Stoplight
On August 1, 1987 This stoplight was installed as a result of a community initiative spearheaded by the Black Panther Party Side 2 After several students from Santa Fe Elementary School nearby were killed at this busy . . . Map (db m72395) HM
18California (Alameda County), Oakland — C. L. DellumsJanuary 3, 1900 – December 6, 1989
I am the Master of my fate / I am the Captain of my soul Sculptor: Carol Tarzier Funded by Federal Transportation Enhancement Activities Grant Commissioned by City of Oakland Public Works Agency encircling the base 1923 - . . . Map (db m71326) HM
19California (Alameda County), Oakland — 10 — C.L. Greeno Co.Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District
The Cincinnati-based C. L. Greeno Company built the C. L. Greeno Pacific Coast Headquarters warehouse to receive upholstery and bedding supplies via rail from its Ohio factory for distribution throughout the area west of Denver. Favorable rail . . . Map (db m145493) HM
20California (Alameda County), Oakland — California Cotton MillBuilt in 1883 — Fruitvale History Tour Site —
The California Cotton Mill was one of Oakland’s earliest and largest industries. Jingletown was named for the mill workers’ habit of jingling coins in their pockets on payday. At its height, the mill had 600 to 700 employees and 20 to 30 . . . Map (db m71211) HM
21California (Alameda County), Oakland — Chabot ObservatoryFounded 1883
This marker, dedicated June 21, 2008, celebrates Chabot Space & Science Center's 125 years of inspiring Bay Area star gazers and curious minds of all ages. From 1883-1915, an observatory on this site housed Chabot's first telescope, "Leah," an . . . Map (db m18875) HM
22California (Alameda County), Oakland — Chappell Roland Hayes1948 – 1994
Community activist and environmentalist, Chappell Hayes was the driving force behind the Clean Air Alternative Coalition which successfully convinced CalTrans to re-route the new Cypress freeway away from West Oakland neighborhoods. Mr. Hayes . . . Map (db m72223) HM
23California (Alameda County), Oakland — Charles P. Howard Terminal
The marine terminal you are facing is the easternmost of the Port of Oakland’s container shipping facilities. Howard Terminal is operated as a joint venture of SSA Terminals and Matson Navigation Company, the principal carrier of containerized . . . Map (db m71327) HM
24California (Alameda County), Oakland — 48 — Charles S. Greene LibraryAfrican-American Museum and Library at Oakland — Oakland Landmark Number 48 —
Dedicated in 1902 as the Oakland Public Library, this was the first Carnegie Library built in Oakland. Designed in the American Beaux Arts style by architects Bliss and Faville (who later designed the Hotel Oakland), it was Oakland's main library . . . Map (db m18670) HM
25California (Alameda County), Oakland — 694 — Church of St. James the Apostle
This church founded under authority of Bishop Kip, first Episcopal Bishop for California, has given uninterrupted service to this community since June 27, 1858Map (db m143394) HM
26California (Alameda County), Oakland — Cleveland Cascade
History The Cleveland Cascade - 'conceived and midwifed' in 1923 by prominent landscape architect Howard Gilkey, on the northeast shore of Lake Merritt - was a stunning water feature with a flavor of old Italy. Cascade prior to . . . Map (db m185920) HM
27California (Alameda County), Oakland — Commemoration of Old Redwood Road from Redwood Canyon
. . . Map (db m71735) HM
28California (Alameda County), Oakland — Connell Motor Company
This building incorporates elements of the 1946-47 Connell Motor Company building. Located on the former site of St. Mary's College (1889-1929), the building was developed by W. A. Connell as an Oldsmobile dealership, showroom, and service garage. . . . Map (db m193369) HM
29California (Alameda County), Oakland — Crossing the San Francisco Bay
Imagine crossing the Bay before there were bridges and trains. Boats were once the only option. In 1869, a ferry from a terminal near here finished the journey West for transcontinental railroad passengers. In 1869, a ferry from a . . . Map (db m160324) HM
30California (Alameda County), Oakland — Crossroads
Latham Square is actually a triangle, an accidental space created by the meeting of new and old roads. Broadway did not extend above 14th Street until the late 1880s, when it was needed to channel the city's expansion to the north. Telegraph . . . Map (db m160466) HM
31California (Alameda County), Oakland — Cryer & Sons
In operation on the Oakland waterfront from 1907 to 1989, Cryer was one of the best-known builders of small boats in the Bay Area. Founded in San Francisco in the 1890s by English-born William Cryer, the yard was later taken over by his son William . . . Map (db m71421) HM
32California (Alameda County), Oakland — 3 — Davis-Parker Whse.Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District
A tiny wholesale grocery firm was the first occupant of this warehouse built on speculation for developers Hyman Davis and M. Parker. Founded in San Francisco in 1896 by Samuel Sussman, and Gustav and Samuel I. Wormser, Sussman Wormser & Company . . . Map (db m145505) HM
33California (Alameda County), Oakland — Dr. Huey P. Newton
Dr. Huey P. Newton February 17, 1942 - August 22, 1989 In 1966, Dr. Huey P. Newton co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense ("BPP"). Initially, it was a grassroots organization that dispatched legally armed patrols of BPP . . . Map (db m185923) HM
34California (Alameda County), Oakland — Dunsmuir House
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 . . . Map (db m72061) HM
35California (Alameda County), Oakland — Early Harbor
Creating the Cove The transformation of the estuary from industrial harbor to recreational waterway is a major trend in Oakland’s history. The change began at this spot. The Oakland Municipal Yacht Harbor – the city’s first public . . . Map (db m71420) HM
36California (Alameda County), Oakland — El Camino Rancho San Antonio
About 1820, along this route ran the earliest known road from Mission San Jose over Rancho San Antonio to the ranchos north.Map (db m54112) HM
37California (Alameda County), Oakland — El Campanil
El Campanil is the first concrete reinforced structure built west of the MississippiMap (db m40071) HM
38California (Alameda County), Oakland — Estuary Industry
Railroads & Industries Railroads and shipping set the stage for Oakland's industrial development. Transcontinental trains have been rumbling down the Embarcadero (old First Street) since 1869, and oceangoing vessels have been calling at . . . Map (db m92790) HM
39California (Alameda County), Oakland — Evolution of a Marine Terminal
Oakland’s waterfront has been rebuilt many times in response to changes in marine technology. In 1900 coal-laden schooners discharged their cargo into bunkers on Howard Terminal’s pier. Dockside warehouses, known as transit sheds, held break-bulk . . . Map (db m71328) HM
40California (Alameda County), Oakland — First Latitude Sighting of the Golden Gate27 March 1772
Capt. Don Pedro, Father Fray Juan Crespi, fourteen soldiers, and a Christian Indian, camped here and took a latitude sighting of the Golden Gate. Agalanes • John Rutledge • Ann Loucks • Mount Diablo • Berkeley Hills • Oakland Campanile • . . . Map (db m72138) HM
41California (Alameda County), Oakland — First Successful Non-stop Trans-Pacific Air FlightOakland Municipal Airport
On Tuesday, June 28, 1927, at 7:08 a.m. Lieutenant Lester J. Maitland and Lieutenant Albert F. Hegenberger, Air Corps United States Army, took off from Oakland Municipal Airport on the first successful non-stop trans-Pacific air flight arriving at . . . Map (db m71200) HM
42California (Alameda County), Oakland — 896 — First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Designed in 1889 by Walter J. Mathews, this solid masonry Romanesque church departed radically from California's traditional Gothic wood frame construction. Noted for its world famous stained glass windows produced by Goodhue of Boston, and for . . . Map (db m100561) HM
43California (Alameda County), Oakland — Food & Ships
Oakland Canneries By the early 20th century, harbor improvements, expanded port facilities, and transcontinental rail service had made Oakland one of the state's leading exporters of processed food of all kinds: canned, dried, bottled, . . . Map (db m92788) HM
44California (Alameda County), Oakland — Former Safeway Headquarters
This building served as the corporate headquarters of Safeway Stores, Inc. from 1929 until 1997. The building, affectionately known as "4th & J" by it's occupants, was built in 1929 for Safeway by the Clinton Construction Company and was designed . . . Map (db m145376) HM
45California (Alameda County), Oakland — Fourth St. circa 1962Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District
The District's Fourth Street streetscape has changed very little since 1954, the end of the period that qualifies the District for the National Register. The later warehouses - beginning at the northeast corner of Fourth and Harrison Streets and . . . Map (db m145554) HM
46California (Alameda County), Oakland — Francis Marion “Borax” Smith1846 - 1931
The West was pioneered by remarkable men, one of whom was Francis Marion “Borax” Smith. A Wisconsin farm boy, he became one of the great entrepreneurs of California and Nevada. By 1890 he dominated the borax industry and his trademark, the 20-Mule . . . Map (db m72139) HM
47California (Alameda County), Oakland — General Strike!
In December 1946, management refusal to recognize a union of retail clerks in stores adjacent to Latham Square led to a general strike involving 100,000 workers in Alameda County. Called a "work holiday” by labor leaders, the spirited action . . . Map (db m160525) HM
48California (Alameda County), Oakland — Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon
Two plaques are placed on Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon. above National Register of Historic Places Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon in continuous operation on this site since 1883 and closely associated with . . . Map (db m71296) HM
49California (Alameda County), Oakland — Here, Over Time
Before Spanish missionaries came to the Bay Area in 1775, the Huchiun Ohlones had been living off the land's bounty in this part of the East Bay for some 3,000 years. By 1810, the last Huchiuns were gone, and in their place came the Californios, . . . Map (db m154533) HM
50California (Alameda County), Oakland — History of the Transbay Ferry
Ferry service between Oakland and San Francisco has played a vital role over 145 years. The earliest licensed operator was Captain Thomas Gray who started his stern-wheeler river boat, the “General Sutter”, from a landing at the foot of . . . Map (db m71255) HM
51California (Alameda County), Oakland — In Memoriam (NSGW WWI Memorial)
In Memoriam of the boys of this district who made the supreme sacrifice Dedicated Sunday July 10th 1921 by Claremont Parlor No. 240 N.S.G.W. and affiliated organizations This plate donated by H.T. BurnsMap (db m136739) WM
52California (Alameda County), Oakland — In Memory of Col. John Coffee Hays1-28-1817 • 4-21-1883
Born near Little Cedar Lick, Wilson County, Tennessee. Lived in Mississippi, where he learned surveying. Joined Republic of Texas Army in May, 1836, and served 3 years in ranger/spy companies. Gained fame as an Indian fighter while surveyor for . . . Map (db m55204) HM
53California (Alameda County), Oakland — Jack London1876-1916
In 1886, ten year old Jack London traveled to Oakland with his family and led the rough and ready life of countless other working class lads of that era. Though he labored at menial jobs, the world of books captured his imagination at an early age . . . Map (db m71230) HM
54California (Alameda County), Oakland — Jack LondonJanuary 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916
Oakland’s famed native son was the noted author of “The Call of the Wild”, “The Sea Wolf” and “South Sea Tales”. He was at various times a sailor, Alaskan gold miner, salmon fisher and longshoreman. For a time he was politically involved in . . . Map (db m71295) HM
55California (Alameda County), Oakland — Jack London Square Development
The building behind you was the Port of Oakland headquarters from late 1961 until 1990. An aluminum skin now covers what was a 1920s cold storage building, the Haslett Warehouse. One third of the original building was demolished to allow . . . Map (db m71272) HM
56California (Alameda County), Oakland — Jack London’s Cabin
In 1968 Russ Kingman, an area businessman with a passion for Jack London, headed an expedition to the Alaskan wilderness to authenticate a tiny cabin discovered in the woods on the north fork of Henderson Creek. The cabin was said to be the . . . Map (db m71293) HM
57California (Alameda County), Oakland — Jefferson Square Park
1853 Oakland was shaped by seven GREEN SQUARES Downtown’s living rooms now only five Parks bring out the Goodness of good peopleMap (db m72832) HM
58California (Alameda County), Oakland — 107 — Joaquin Miller"Poet of the Sierras”
Joaquin Miller, “Poet of the Sierras,” resided on these acres, named by him “The Hights,” from 1886 to 1913. In this building known as The Abbey, he wrote “Columbus” and other poems. The surrounding trees were planted by him and he personally . . . Map (db m100546) HM
59California (Alameda County), Oakland — Joaquin Miller’s Abbey
The tiny cottage known as “The Abbey” was built by the 19th century poet and environmentalist Joaquin Miller as part of a inspirational artists’ retreat. He purchased 70 grassy acres, parcel-by-parcel, in “The Hights” above . . . Map (db m71759) HM
60California (Alameda County), Oakland — John "Alex" Alexander1924-1993
John "Alex" Alexander spent his entire working life at Naval Supply Center Oakland. Symbolic of the many dedicated civilians who worked on the base, Alex inspired others through his tireless work on behalf of the community at large and promoted . . . Map (db m63171) HM
61California (Alameda County), Oakland — Kennedy Tunnel
Opened in 1903, the timber-lined Kennedy Tunnel was the fast route between Oakland and Lafayette, saving four hours of driving around the San Pablo Reservoir. In 1914, it was wired for lights and renamed the Broadway Tunnel. In 1937, after the . . . Map (db m71764) HM
62California (Alameda County), Oakland — Key Route Train Station
On this spot on June 1, 1904, the first Key Route electric train arrived to be welcomed by a crowd of excited residents. From a new ferry pier on the bay off Emeryville it had brought officials and guests to a dedication ceremony here. Key founder . . . Map (db m72279) HM
63California (Alameda County), Oakland — Ky Eybright BoathouseEst. 1925
The University of California's Ky Ebright boathouse was located at this site from 1925 (when it was officially commissioned on Alumni Day) until 2003. At that time, the front portion was moved approximately 700 feet east to where it now stands . . . Map (db m145340) HM
64California (Alameda County), Oakland — Lafayette Square Timeline
This marker consists of a number of inscribed metal strips embedded in the walkway. 1853 - Map of Oakland is laid out by J. Kellersberg showing seven public squares, including Lafayette Square. Six are symmetrical around Broadway, the . . . Map (db m72733) HM
65California (Alameda County), Oakland — Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled
Edith Latham and her brother Milton had been gathering the memory of their parents in drawers, cabinets and living rooms until there was no longer space. Their need for a permanent storage site and longing to share the memories led them to imagine a . . . Map (db m72711) HM
66California (Alameda County), Oakland — Latham Square
Latham Square is located in the historic shopping and transportation hub of downtown Oakland. The name dates from dedication of the Latham Fountain in 1913. The fountain was a gift to the City and the local SPCA from Edith and Milton Latham . . . Map (db m160463) HM
67California (Alameda County), Oakland — 40 — Leimert Bridge
The Sausal Creek Arch Bridge, commonly known as the Leimert Bridge since its completion in 1926, is a graceful example of a fixed arch bridge. George Posey, Alameda County Surveyor and engineer of the Posey Tunnel connecting Alameda and Oakland, . . . Map (db m71767) HM
68California (Alameda County), Oakland — 107 — Liberty Hall
Built in 1877, Liberty Hall embodies the many layers of West Oakland history. It is an outstanding example of mid-Victorian commercial architecture, with octagonal turrets, ornamental brackets and window hoods. It was operated as the Western Market . . . Map (db m72100) HM
69California (Alameda County), Oakland — Live Oak Lodge U.D
This Monument marks the approximate location of a building in the loft of which Live Oak Lodge U.D. Free and Accepted Masons of Calif. was instituted on Aug. 19. 1854 That meeting was the beginning of Masonic activities in . . . Map (db m71213) HM
70California (Alameda County), Oakland — Makkeweks"Makkeweks" Ohlone/Rumsen for "Sea Monster"
Lake Merrit, once a tidal marsh system and estuary with an inlet to the Bay, was home to a variety of wildlife including leopard sharks and bat rays. Sightings of these creatures likely inspired the stories of sea monsters in the Lake. Such . . . Map (db m163099) HM
71California (Alameda County), Oakland — Masters of Navigation
Chinese Explore the World in Junks Before Christopher Columbus there was Zheng He. From 1405 to 1433 Zheng He led seven treasure fleets halfway around the world. From the eastern coast of China, the explorers sailed south through the . . . Map (db m157288) HM
72California (Alameda County), Oakland — Morcom Amphitheater of Roses
Welcome to the Morcom Amphitheater of Roses, originally the Morcom Rose Garden. This Jean Street entrance is wheelchair accessible. This map uses icons to indicate such accessible features, including the Sensory Garden. The Morcom Amphitheater of . . . Map (db m157307) HM
73California (Alameda County), Oakland — Moving Shoreline
Moving Shoreline Oakland's 19-mile shoreline underwent continual change after the Gold Rush, as marsh and tideland was reclaimed for development. The natural shoreline now lies buried under dredged bay sediments and landfill. Here, by the . . . Map (db m92753) HM
74California (Alameda County), Oakland — 28 — Oakland City Hall
Begun in 1911 and completed in 1914, this is Oakland’s fifth City Hall. Its construction was funded with a $1.15 million bond issue passed in 1909. The Beaux Arts design was by the New York firm of Palmer and Hornbostel, winners of a national design . . . Map (db m72702) HM
75California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland Memorial Park"For a few seconds the earth had turned to jello.”
15 Seconds On October 17, 1989 at 5:04 pm the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the Bay Area. Measuring 7.1 in magnitude, the earth shook for 15 seconds. In those 15 seconds a section of the Bay Bridge fell, a fire began in the Marina and . . . Map (db m154538) HM
76California (Alameda County), Oakland — 18 — Oakland PlumbingOakland Waterfront Warehouse District
The Oakland Plumbing Supply Company warehouse and showroom was one of the few buildings constructed in the District during the 1920s that did not serve a wholesale grocery purpose. The company was nevertheless a significant Port of Oakland customer . . . Map (db m145506) HM
77California (Alameda County), Oakland — 26 — Oakland PortalOakland Waterfront Warehouse District
The Oakland Portal's elaborate Beaux Arts façade conceals eight massive fans that draw in fresh air and expel foul air to prevent carbon monoxide buildup in the George A. Posey Tube, an underwater automobile tunnel that runs under Harrison Street . . . Map (db m145508) HM
78California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland Railroad History
The railroad industry transformed Oakland from an oak forest to a thriving city. Rapid growth began when the Central Pacific Railroad absorbed local rail lines in 1868 and was granted right-of-way to build a freight and ferry pier. The Oakland Long . . . Map (db m19209) HM
79California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland Rails
Railroad Heritage The opening of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 reduced travel time between the East and West Coats from as much as four months by sea to just six days. The Central Pacific made Oakland its western terminus. In 1871, . . . Map (db m71297) HM
80California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland War Memorial
In memory of the heroes of the Civil War, Spanish War and the World War who gave their lives that liberty shall not perish June 14, 1920Map (db m72915) WM
81California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland’s ChinatownsWa Sung Community Service Club
This marker is made up of two markers and two plaques on the same monument. One Community, Many Locations Chinese first settled in Oakland in the 18502 during the California Gold Rush. Unlike San Francisco’s Chinatown, Oakland’s . . . Map (db m72762) HM
82California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland's First Public School
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83California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland's First Wharf
This is the approximate site of the first wharf authorized by the town of Oakland and constructed by Horace W. Carpenter at the foot of Main Street (now Broadway) in 1852. The wharf was used for shipping lumber and supplies.Map (db m71235) HM
84California (Alameda County), Oakland — Observation Pier
Old Bridge and New Pier As you walk onto the pier before you, constructed in 2019, you are stepping onto a piece of transportation history. This pier is built upon two pylons that supported the original San Francisco Bay Bridge near the . . . Map (db m159373) HM
85California (Alameda County), Oakland — Original Residents: The Ohlone / Vicente Peralta's Chosen Place
Original Residents: The Ohlone For more than 2,500 years before the Spanish missionaries first arrived in the Bay Area in the 1770s, dozens of small, politically independent native "tribelets” belonging to the Ohlone language group . . . Map (db m135691) HM
86California (Alameda County), Oakland — Origins of Oakland
In 1850, a twenty-six year old New Englander named Edson Adams set his sights on 480 acres of oak covered shore at the foot of what is now Broadway, on the banks of San Antonio Creek. Although the land was part of the Peralta family rancho he and . . . Map (db m71271) HM
87California (Alameda County), Oakland — 884 — Paramount Theatre
This is a superior rendering of the "Art Deco" or "Moderne" style of movie palace built during the rise of the motion picture industry. The Paramount, which opened on December 16, 1931, is the most ambitious theatre design of architect Timothy L. . . . Map (db m100560) HM
88California (Alameda County), Oakland — 925 — Peralta HaciendaBegun in 1821 — Fruitvale History Tour Site —
The first known inhabitants of Fruitvale were the Ohlone. In 1820 the Spanish crown gave this land to Luis Peralta, making Peralta Hacienda the first non-native settlement in Oakland. From 1820 to 1897, the family had a rancho at this site. . . . Map (db m28960) HM
89California (Alameda County), Oakland — Pony Express Ferry “Oakland”Jack London Square
Dedicated April 23, 1999 Jack London Square By Port of Oakland, William Campbell Family, Dreyers Grand Ice Cream, Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service, Waterfront Plaza Hotel & Jacks, Sportsman's Hall - Pollock Pines Pony Express Home . . . Map (db m19017) HM
90California (Alameda County), Oakland — 24 — Poultry ProducersOakland Waterfront Warehouse District
In 1985, this warehouse was renamed "The Egghouse” after the building's first use as an egg distribution center for Poultry Producers of Central California. Poultry Producers originated the Nulaid® brand name, a brand employed today to . . . Map (db m145511) HM
91California (Alameda County), Oakland — Preservation ParkAn Overview
Oakland in the late 19th century was a thriving waterfront city, the second largest in the state. A center of commerce and industry, it was also known for advanced notions of civic improvement. Public schools and academies, convenient transit, and . . . Map (db m18771) HM
92California (Alameda County), Oakland — 970 — Rainbow Trout Species Identified
The naming of the Rainbow Trout species was based on fish taken from the San Leandro Creek drainage. In 1855, Dr. W.P. Gibbons, founder of the California Academy of Sciences, was given three specimens obtained from the creek. He described and . . . Map (db m100566) HM
93California (Alameda County), Oakland — Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N.
Point Arnold is named after Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N.. During World War II, Arnold earned the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism as the supply officer on the USS YORKTOWN at the Battle of Midway. Chief of the Bureau of Supplies and . . . Map (db m62994) HM
94California (Alameda County), Oakland — Ron Dellums47th Mayor of Oakland
Growing up in Oakland Point/Prescott "When I was growing up in West Oakland, California, a constant part of our environment was the sound of the freight and passenger trains rolling along the nearby rail lines. The heavy rumble of the . . . Map (db m177504) HM
95California (Alameda County), Oakland — 6 — S & W Fine FoodsOakland Waterfront Warehouse District
After leaving its leased location at 255 Third St. and constructing this warehouse, S&W Fine Foods, Inc. adopted the name that is today one of the oldest food brands in the United States. S&W grew to become one of the country's largest packagers . . . Map (db m146200) HM
96California (Alameda County), Oakland — 7 — Safeway StoresOakland Waterfront Warehouse District
Sirloin steak sold for 20 cents a pound when Safeway Stores established its first headquarters in this warehouse. An adjacent Western Pacific Railroad spur line and nearby Port of Oakland shipping facilities allowed Safeway to receive inventory and . . . Map (db m146199) HM
97California (Alameda County), Oakland — Seventh Street
Spine of West Oakland The elevated BART tracks are the latest link in Seventh Street's long history as the transportation spine of West Oakland. The street once led to the long Wharf and Mole on the western waterfront where the . . . Map (db m92787) HM
98California (Alameda County), Oakland — Shepherd Canyon Highway That Almost Was
Standing here amidst this beautiful natural landscape it is hard to imagine that tranquil, Shepherd Canyon came very close to vanishing under concrete. With the growing popularity of the automobile in the 1950s and the phasing out of the . . . Map (db m184848) HM
99California (Alameda County), Oakland — 962 — Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees
Until at least 1851, Redwood trees on this site were used as landmarks to avoid striking the treacherous submerged Blossom Rock in San Francisco Bay west of Yerba Buena Island. Although by 1855 the original stems had been logged, today's trees are . . . Map (db m100564) HM
100California (Alameda County), Oakland — 45 — Site of College of CaliforniaOriginal Campus of University of California
University of California, chartered March 23, 1868. Located between Franklin and Harrison, 12th and 14th Streets, from 1869 to 1873, using buildings of former College of California, successor to Contra Costa Academy founded by Henry Durant, June . . . Map (db m100544) HM

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Jul. 5, 2022