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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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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