History

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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The Veterans Memorial Building on Central Avenue will be the venue for a  celebration of Veterans Day next Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Come, Celebrate with Us

Nov 03,2021

Next Thursday, we celebrate Veterans Day, originally a public holiday the marked the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, and originally named Armistice Day. In 1954, Congress passed the bill that President Eisenhower signed pro claiming each Nov.

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Colonial Revival Eclipses Queen Anne

Oct 14,2021

The Colonial Revival style, which began in Philadelphia in 1876, blossomed into a movement and continued into the 20th century. The style was echoed there 22 years later with the 1898 restoration of Independence Hall.

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Victorian-era Architecture in Alameda — Queen Anne

Oct 06,2021

Styles prevalent during the reign of Queen Victoria came to full blossom with the arrival of the Queen Anne style in 1876. Alameda Architect Charles Shaner, whose home in that very style is pictured at the right, played on important role in dressing Alameda in the style’s regalia.

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