History

The ‘Second Empire’ in Alameda

Sep 22,2021

In 1891, the Croll family bought the Britt Hotel and lent the building the name we call it today: Croll’s, which is both an Alameda Historical Monument and a California State Historical Landmark, pictured at right.

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There Are No ‘Victorians’ in Alameda

Sep 15,2021

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the Craftsman styles. They include the Italianate, like the one on the left.

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Alameda: An Architectural Treasure Chest

Sep 09,2021

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victorian’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the Craftsman styles. They include the Italianate, like the one on the left.

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There Are No ‘Victorians’ in Alameda

Sep 01,2021

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victorian’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the Craftsman styles. They include the Queen Anne, like the one on the left. Read more about this below.

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HMBD.org  George Gregg Briggs once owned land in Alameda. His namesake avenue marks the spot.

What’s in Those Names? Britt Court, Briggs Avenue

Aug 18,2021

George Gregg Briggs once owned land in Alameda. His namesake avenue marks the spot.

Dennis Evanosky

Alameda’s street names often hold secrets unknown even to many who live on them. Here are two examples, one on Bay Farm, the other on the East End.

Britt Court

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