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Le Mon Park Section of Piedmont Pines

What a view!

 

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Taken from Le Mon Park for the Oakland Tribune Year Book 1938

 

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 fine residences.  Le Mon purchased 60 acres of panoramic view property, in the heart of Piedmont Pines on Castle Drive and Cornwall Court.

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Oakland Tribune June 20, 1937

From the Oakland Tribune ” 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”

The Model Homes

  • Coronation House – 1937
  • Villadora – The House of Gold – 1937
  • Fremont House – 1937
  • 5927 Chelton Drive – 1937
  • PentHouse – 1938
  • Weybridge Gables – 1938
  • Chateau Longue-Vue – 1939
  • Maison Normandie – 1940

I will write more on the Model Homes of Le Mon Park at a later date.

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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