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Casa Altadena

 

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Oakland Tribune Feb 05, 1928

 

Casa Altadena the exhibition home of the Realty Syndicate company had a successful opening on January 29, 1928, when over 500 people motored out to Smith Reserve (Piedmont Pines) to view the beautiful dwelling.  Oakland Tribune Feb 05, 1928.

Casa Altadena 1928 by Cheney Photo Advertising

 

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Oakland Tribune Feb 05, 1928

Casa Altadena is of Spanish architecture and was completely furnished and decorated by the John Bruener company.  The Spanish motif was tastefully brought by drapes and furniture.  Occupying a knoll overlooking the panorama of the bay on one side and beautiful wooded vistas and canyons on the other side.

 

 

Casa Altadena 6401 Chelton
Casa Altadena today 6401 Chelton Drive Oakland CA

 

 

  • Casa Altadena
  • Smith Reserve (Piedmont Pines)
  • Open Jan 29, 1928
  • Spanish design
  • Realty Syndicate
  • Still there
  • 6401 Chelton Drive

 

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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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