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College Pines is located at the corner of Broadway Terrace and Harbord Drive location(formally Edith), just past the Claremont Country Club. The name of College Pines was chosen because of the close proximately to College of the Sisters of Holy Names, new High School. The sales office was located at the corner of Broadway Terrace and Ostrander Road, as seen … Continue reading College Pines
This is not about race. It about when Oakland city planners decided to market Oakland as "The White City". As a suggestion to future designers and builders. It was not intended to be used in public, just circulated among builders and planners of the city. I get the thinking behind the slogan and can almost … Continue reading Oakland…The White City
I keep on finding more cover pages to the Oakland Tribune special sections. I really love the detail and artistic flair. Oakland Tribune Year Book Fashion Section The Rest
I started this blog because I have collected so much information on the history of Oakland that I couldn't wait to share. Posting in Facebook groups really isn't the best outlet for me. I love sharing what I know and reading what others share. But things get lost on Facebook. So with the help of my … Continue reading The Rabbit Hole
The birth of Montclair The 1920s were economic boom years in the United States as a whole, and in California in particular. Economic growth was fueled by the general post–World War I recovery, as well as oil discoveries in Los Angeles and, most notably, the widespread introduction of the automobile. Oakland expanded during the 1920s, … Continue reading Montclair is…
This is a continuation of a previous post called "Oakland Tribune Yearbooks and More". Annual Yearbooks Tribune Magazine Tribune Auto Section Tribune Fashion Section
In May of 1921, The Key System began to operate motor coach service. The first line opened up on May 16, 1921, to Mills College and a week later on May 21st, service to Montclair began.¹ The Realty Syndicate purchased and paid the bills for the motor coaches, to provide transportation for potential customers to … Continue reading The First Bus lines in Oakland