The History Bug Strikes

I grew up in the Montclair District in Oakland.  I moved there in early 1972 after my Mom remarried.  We moved into a four-story home that my step-father had built pretty much by himself.

494 Capricorn

Our house in Montclair

In 1983 my ex-husband and I were hired by the Montclair Presbyterian Church (where I went as a young child) as custodians.  We moved into the house the church owned next to the Sanctuary.  It was at church I started to get the history bug.  I found out that the church had celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1980.   I was amazed that the church had been there so long, the same as the house we lived in which was built in about 1927.  In about 1985 or so I went on the Fernwood Walking Tour put on by the Oakland Heritage Alliance and from that point on, I was on a mission to find out more about the history of Montclair and Oakland.

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