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Natural beauty abounds in the 150 acres of wooded, rolling hills that comprise the Oakmore District or Oakmore Highlands. The Walter H. Leimert Company laid out the subdivision with wide paved streets and ample sidewalks. See Oakmore Highland History The Leimert Bridge was designed in 1926, by George A. Posey, to safely accommodate vehicle traffic, Park … Continue reading Oakmore Highlands
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