“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 Piedmont, 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 (498) Contra Costa County, CA (410) San Francisco County, CA (629) San Joaquin County, CA (84) San Mateo County, CA (156) Santa Clara County, CA (449) Stanislaus County, CA (55)  AlamedaCounty(498) Alameda County (498)  ContraCostaCounty(410) Contra Costa County (410)  (629) San Francisco City and County (629)  SanJoaquinCounty(84) San Joaquin County (84)  SanMateoCounty(156) San Mateo County (156)  SantaClaraCounty(449) Santa Clara County (449)  StanislausCounty(55) Stanislaus County (55)
Oakland is the county seat for Alameda County
Piedmont is in Alameda County
      Alameda County (498)  
      Contra Costa County (410)  
      San Francisco City and County (629)  
      San Joaquin County (84)  
      San Mateo County (156)  
      Santa Clara County (449)  
      Stanislaus County (55)  
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1California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Corpus Christi Church — All Are Welcome
Corpus Christi parish was formally opened on November 24, 1929 as part of what was then the archdiocese of San Francisco. Masses were held in a cottage on St. James Drive until January 11, 1931, when a small church and rectory opened . . . Map (db m144737) HM
2California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Eucalyptus Amphitheater — Summer Theater in the Park
“Loves Labor Lost,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, was the first play performed in the Eucalyptus Amphitheater in the spring of 1908. Set in a grove of trees for which it was named, the theater had a unique stage from which some of . . . Map (db m72377) HM
3California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Faux Bois Benches — Stickwork Style a Tradition since 1877
In 1877, a prospectus for home sites in Piedmont Park showed a rustic wooden bench near the Piedmont Springs grotto. This bench began a tradition which was continued when Frank C. Havens renovated the park in 1890s, installing not only rustic . . . Map (db m72298) HM
4California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Honor Roll
World War I Egbert Williams Beach • Henry Augustus Butters • Otto Julius Carlsen • Frank Jay Field • Thomas Edward Graves • Carl Castlemayne Jones • Hunter McClure World War II George David Anderson • John R. Anderson, Jr. • James . . . Map (db m72281) WM
5California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Piedmont Art Gallery — World Class Art Museum in the Park
In May 1907, patrons of the arts from around the Bay Area descended on Piedmont Park for the opening of the Piedmont Art Gallery. On display were 375 oil, pastel and watercolor paintings in four separate galleries. Under the guidance of . . . Map (db m72320) HM
6California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Piedmont Park History Trail — A Special Gift for Piedmont’s 100th Anniversary
In 1867 the pink mineral springs which oozed from Bushy Dell Canyon began to attract visitors to Piedmont Park and the surrounding community. Generation after generation the park has changed to reflect the community that surrounds it, creating . . . Map (db m72297) HM
7California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Piedmont Springs Clubhouse & Cafe
On Saturday, May 5, 1898, a gala benefit for the Ladies’ Relief Society marked the opening of the Piedmont Springs Park by Frank C. Havens. Musicians played in a thatched bandstand while partygoers strolled through lighted pathways. Many guest dined . . . Map (db m72317) HM
8California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Piedmont Springs Hotel — Exclusive Resort Destination from 1872 to 1892
The Piedmont Springs Hotel was built by Walter Blair in 1872. The two-story white clapboard building had 20 bedrooms, two suites and five dining rooms, and the Grand Saloon. The 1887 cottages were added to increase capacity. At 9:15 a.m. on . . . Map (db m72299) HM
9California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Sulphur Springs Grotto — The Healing Powers of Mineral Springs
The first recorded visitor to the sulphur springs grotto is Isaac Holmes, a retired U.S. Senator from South Carolina, who reportedly installed a bathtub in Bushy Dell canyon in the early 1860s in order to take alfresco baths for his rheumatism. . . . Map (db m72378) HM
10California (Alameda County), Piedmont — The Cascade — Creating a Lush Tropical Paradise in Piedmont
In her memoir about life in Piedmont, Elsie Whitaker Martinez remembered fishing with her brothers in the Piedmont Heights in the 1880s. A myriad of streams found their way from Alta, Scenic, Pacific and Mountain Avenues. Most fed into the city’s . . . Map (db m72321) HM
11California (Alameda County), Piedmont — The Japanese Teahouse — Cultural Connection Since 1907
Look carefully. Comparing today’s Japanese Tea House with early pictures, you will notice many differences. The first tea house in Piedmont Park was built by Frank C. Havens and opened on June 30, 1907. It was a replica of the late-fifteenth century . . . Map (db m72318) HM
12California (Alameda County), Piedmont — The Maze — English Hedge Maze Popular in Early 1900s
One of the first improvements made by Frank Havens to Piedmont Springs Park was the construction of a living hedge maze modeled on those like Hampton Court in England. An article in the Oakland Herald in December 1904 shows a winding drive . . . Map (db m72376) HM
13California (Alameda County), Piedmont — World War I Memorial
A Memorial Erected to the boys of Piedmont who gave their lives in the World War Egbert Williams Beach • Henry Augustus Butters • Otto Julius Carlsen • Frank Jay Field • Thomas Edward Graves • Carl Castlemayne Jones 1918 . . . Map (db m72300) HM
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May. 16, 2022