History of Alameda

A collection of articles on Alameda History by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos

 

Alameda Chamber of Commerce postcard of Neptune Beach
Firefighters were able to  stop the flames from jumping Park Street except  at Webb. Flames spared the rest of the west side  of Park, but badly damaged the east side.

The Great Park Street Fire

Dec 01,2021

Smoke still pours from a fire neighborhood east of Park that destroyed much of the Street along Santa Clara and Webb avenues on Jan. 7, 1920. This is a detail of a panorama taken from Webb by an Oakland Tribune photographer.

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A close look at this painting  reveals the fence that now  defines the entrance to Lincoln  Park. The home pictured here  was once the residence of R. R.  Thompson, who supplied the city  with its drinking water. Thompson  Avenue bears his name. Read more  about Thompson and the fate of this  palatial mansion .

Steamboat Captain once Called Alameda Home

Nov 24,2021

A close look at this painting reveals the fence that now defines the entrance to Lincoln Park. The home pictured here was once the residence of R. R. Thompson, who supplied the city with its drinking water. Thompson Avenue bears his name.

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Two of Alameda’s streets honor early 20th-century writers. Pictured on the far left is George Sterling. Jack London is seated second from right. This week we’ll look into Sterling Avenue on the East End. The street has an interesting connection to the Pond family and Alameda Hospital. Next week, we’ll meet Jack London, who lived in Alameda when he was a wee lad. Pictured with Sterling and London are writers Mary Austin and Jimmie Hooper.

A Pair of Alameda Streets Recall Writers

Nov 17,2021

Two of Alameda’s streets honor early 20th-century writers. Pictured on the far left is George Sterling. Jack London is seated second from right. This week we’ll look into Sterling Avenue on the East End. The street has an interesting connection to the Pond family and Alameda Hospital.

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