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Exposition Home – Montclair Highlands

Exposition Home – Located at 5988 Rincon Ave Oakland CA

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Oakland Tribune April 10, 1938
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Oakland Tribune April 17, 1938

Built-in 1938 in preparation for the upcoming Exposition Fair at Treasure Island in 1939.  The home is located in Montclair Highlands, the scenic tract of Emge and Stockman with sweeping views of the Golden Gate and Treasure Island can be seen from several windows.

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Oakland Tribune Jul 1938

In July of 1938 Exposition House went on sale.  It was sold “completely furnished” and “specially priced” at  $18,450 (limited time only). The price also includes the large corner lot with “panoramic view” and landscaped with shrubs and trees.

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Oakland Tribune July 1938

Opened April 1938

  • Frederick L Confer – Architect
  • J.R Armstrong  – Contractor
  • Ned S. Rucker Landscape Architect
  • Furnished by H.C. Capwell Company
  • Emge and Stockman
  • Montclair Highlands
  • Still standing

Location of Exposition Home

5988 Rincon Dr.

Author:

I have been an Oakland history buff since going on an Oakland Heritage Alliance Tour of the Fernwood Neighborhood in the Montclair District of Oakland, in the mid-80's. On that tour, I learned that there use to be a train (Sacramento Northern) that ran through Montclair, in the early 1900's and that people lived the area as early as 1860's. I have been hooked ever since. Since then I have spent a lot of time looking into the history of Montclair and I have learned a lot. I feel this will be the best way to get it out of my head and onto paper.

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