“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Albany, California Historical Markers

Albany World War I Memorial - wide view image, Touch for more information
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 23, 2019
Albany World War I Memorial - wide view
California (Alameda County), Albany — Albany World War I Memorial
Dedicated by the citizens of Albany to its World War Veterans 1926

Died in service Leland Bergersen   Reuben Silva

Twentynine of our boys served under the flag — Map (db m137083) WM

California (Alameda County), Albany — Rose WaveColin Lambert & Peter Adams, 2007
This sculpture honors the Gill Family rose nursery that operated during the late 19th to early 20th century in the area extending west from San Pablo Avenue to Ocean View Park. It also honors the original name of the City of Albany, which was . . . — Map (db m137060) HM
California (Alameda County), Albany — 6 — Site of Albany Hospital
Dedicated on March 25, 1928 as Humboldt Hospital, the Albany Hospital served countless patients until its closure in 1985. The hospital provided a surgical department, as well as emergency and obstetrical care and general medical services. . . . — Map (db m137078) HM
California (Alameda County), Albany — 3 — Site of Albany's First City Hall
Albany's first city hall was located at 1045 Solano Avenue. Built in 1915, the building was used for city government offices, meeting space, and the city library. — Map (db m137081) HM
California (Alameda County), Albany — 2 — Site of Albany's First Firehouse
Albany's first firehouse, complete with bell tower, was constructed near here on Cornell Avenue to protect the new city from fire. The fire house remained here until 1915 when a new station was built at the south east corner of San Pablo and . . . — Map (db m137080) HM
California (Alameda County), Albany — 1 — Site of Albany's First Official Public Building
In 1908 construction of the Albany School began on Main Street, now Solano Avenue. The building was demolished during 1946-1947 to make way for the current Cornell School buildings. — Map (db m137107) HM
California (Alameda County), Albany — 5 — Site of Charles MacGregor's Office
Charles Manning MacGregor built approximately 1,500 homes in Albany, mostly in the 1920's and 1930’s. These homes, many featuring a Mediterranean style, originally sold for under $5,000 and can still be seen around town, giving Albany its own . . . — Map (db m137101) HM
California (Alameda County), Albany — 7 — Site of Garbage Wars
On April 1, 1908, armed Ocean View residents gathered near this area on Buchanan St. to protest Berkeley's dumping of garbage in Ocean View. Garbage dumps were unpopular due to a regional plague scare, the residents (mostly women) turned away . . . — Map (db m137265) HM
California (Alameda County), Albany — 4 — Site of Miller's Barn
Miller’s Barn, owned by Chris Miller, was the first school in Ocean View, now known as Albany. Located near here, the barn was also the site of the town’s first civic meetings. Mr. Miller, one of three school trustees and the town’s first Marshall, . . . — Map (db m137079) HM
California (Alameda County), Albany — 8 — Site of Veterans' Memorial
The Veterans' Memorial Building located in Albany's Memorial Park is one of ten such structures built by Alameda County as a tribute to the veterans of World War I. Designed by Henry H. Meyers and dedicated on August 14, 1932, the building has . . . — Map (db m137099) HM

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