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Recently someone asked about when 7-Eleven came to Montclair. Which was about 1958. I thought I would go back a little farther and tell you about the first store in Montclair. A little history... In 1925 the land that 7-Eleven is now on was bought by a man named Otto Schuneman. Mr. Schuneman then built … Continue reading The First Store in Montclair
I recently found an article from 1961 about the discovery of an underground tunnel on what was the MacDermont Mansion in West Oakland. This is what I discovered looking into the mansion. MacDermot Mansion - Oakland Local wiki Forgotten Tunnel Revives Dimming Memories Oakland Tribune - March 23, 1961 In 1961 the Peralta Villa's a … Continue reading A Forgotten Tunnel…
Audrey Lucinda Robinson - 1915-2008 Audrey Robinson was the first African American teacher at Thornhill Elementary School in Oakland Ca. Early Years Audrey Lucinda Robinson was the daughter of Charles Nelson and Maude Gibson. She was born in 1915 in Oakland. She attended Peralta School and graduated from Claremont in 1930 and University High in … Continue reading Audrey Lucinda Robinson
A special edition of my blog, in honor of Black History Month and a wonderful man.I was lucky enough to know Clavin Simmons personally. He was the conductor of Oakland Symphony when I worked there.Calvin Simmons ConductorCalvin Simmons ConductorLet me back up a little bit my mom Sarah Chambers started working at the Oakland Symphony … Continue reading Calvin Simmons – 1950-1982
In 1926 the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland approved the plans to build a Bible School in the Montclair District of Oakland. The building was to cost about $25,000. It became necessary due that they had outgrown the temporary accommodations at the school. They grew from seven children in January to eighty in July. Thorn … Continue reading Thorn Road Bible School
A little history of the Montclarion newspaper in Oakland Ca. Before The Montclarion newspaper rolled off the presses in 1944, there were two earlier editions of the paper. The Montclair Garden Club published a newsletter called the Montclair Clarion in the early 1930s. The editor was Margery Lane Schuler who lived on Merriewood Drive. Schuler was also the advertising manager, copy … Continue reading The Montclarion, a little history
Display Home - Sheffield Village Opens Mar 1941 Located at 168 Marlow Drive in Sheffield Village. Completely furnished by Jackson Furniture Company E.B. Field Corporation, owners and builders of Sheffield Village. Hawthorne House 168 Marlow Drive EB Field Corporation 1941 Jacksons Furniture Zillow