The name Le Mon Park comes from R.F.D. Le Mon, a New York capitalist, who made his home there a few years ago after purchasing a large amount of land to develop and build beautiful residences.
Trip to Oakland
In 1935 R.F.D. Le Mon (Lemon), a retired Capitalist from New York, came to Oakland searching for real estate to develop and build fine homes. He found the perfect site high up in the Oakland hills with a magnificent panorama of Oakland, the bay, and beyond. He called it Le Mon Park.
Le Mon purchased 60 acres of panoramic view property, in the heart of Piedmont Pines on Castle Drive and Cornwall Court.
” With an elevation ranging from 1300 to 1400 feet, Le Mon Park in Piedmont Pines commands a view of which its residents can never be deprived.”Oakland Tribune
it’s only a 15-minute drive to the center of things.”Oakland Tribune
I’ll take it
In a 1937 interview Le Mon recalls his trip to Oakland.
“I was rambling through the pine clad hills,” Le Mon relates when I came across a residence in the course of construction and occupying a magnificent site and commanding view on Ascot Court. In the spur of the moment, he said, “I’ll take it,”Oakland Tribune Jun 20, 1937
and he did.
The Model Homes
- Coronation House – 1937
- Villadora – The House of Gold – 1937
- Fremont House – 1937
- Penthouse – 1938
- Weybridge Gables – 1938
- Chateau Longue-Vue – 1939
- Maison Normandie – 1940
- Le Mon Park – Oakland Tribune Jun 20, 1937
- Hill Vista Given Praise – Oakland Tribune Jul 25, 1937
- Twelve Model Homes – Oakland Tribune Dec 04, 1938