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Beverly Terrace – The homes and more

Part 2 – Beverly Terrace -The Sunshine Tract –

When Beverly Terrance was put on the market MacArthur Blvd as we know it, was called Hollywood Blvd and was a part of the Lincoln Highway. At this time the Chevrolet Assembly Plant (now Eastmont Town Center) Fageol Motor Company (later Peterbilt and now Foothill Square) and the Pacific Tread Tire Company.

Cheney Photo Advertising c 1916
Ground breaking Pacific Tread Tire Company
Previously sold on ebay
Oakland Tribune 1936

The M.T. Minney advertised in 1916 – The tracts are “Surrounded by beautiful homes, rolling hills, golf links and wealthy estates and with the building of such plants as the Chevrolet Automobile Factory, the Pacific Tread Tire Factory and others. The future value is not a matter of speculation, but an assured fact.”

Oakland Tribune Apr 30, 1916

In about 1947 George A. Strutevant built the Hollywood Shopping Center on Hollywood Blvd at 107th Ave (10715 MacArthur Blvd) across from the Peterbilt Factory

Oakland Tribune

Well I didn’t have too much luck finding homes that were advertised in papers. I will keep looking and update when I do.

Frazier Avenue

Oakland Tribune June 1925
2801 Frazier Avenue
2801 Frazier Avenue -Google maps
Oakland Tribune Jul 1925
Oakland Tribune Jul 1925
2770 Frazier Avenue – Google maps
Oakland Tribune Aug 1940
Oakland Tribune Aug 1940

Oliver Avenue

Oakland Tribune May 1938
2586 Oliver Avenue – Google maps
Oakland Tribune Aug 28, 1949
2574 Oliver Avenue – Built in 1949 – Google maps

Truman Avenue

Oakland Tribune Sep 1929
2560 Truman Ave – built in 1927 – Google maps

The End

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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