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Ardsley Heights

Ardsley Heights is part of Bella Vista Park and is now considered part of Ivy Hill. The streets of Ardsley Heights are Park Blvd, East 28th Street, Bay View Avenue, Lake View Avenue Elliot Street, and East 34th Street.

Ardsley Heights Tract Map
Blocks G&H of Bella Vista Park
1912

From Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley

Ardsley Heights went on sale in October 1912 by the Realty Syndicate.

  • Adjoining F.M. Smith’s home
  • Directly across from the Home Club
  • Twelve Minutes by car from Broadway

Oakland Tribune Oct 12, 1912

Oakland Tribune Sep 1912

A sign advertising the Ardsley Heights tract Circa 1915
Cheney Photo Adv. Co., photographers.

Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room.
ohrphoto.districts.148

The above photo shows the house at 1011 Bay View Ave. It was built in 1915.

1011 Bay View DriveGoogle maps

Bayview Avenue between East 28th and Elliot Streets
in the Ardsley Heights tract, circa 1915

Cheney Photo Adv. Co., photographers.
Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room.
ohrphoto.districts.147.

The above photo shows the house at 985 Bay View Avenue –

985 Bay View Ave – Google Map

Park Boulevard in Ardsley Heights
c 1915
Cheney Photo Adv. Co., photographers.
Previously sold on eBay

View from Ardsley Heights

Showing the Home Club (later the German Pioneer Home) and the Smith Cottages (Home for Friendless Girls). The German Pioneer Home was demolished to make room for Oakland High School.

Home Club and Smith Cottages from Ardsley Heights
C 1915
Cheney Photo Adv. Co., photographers
Previously sold on eBay

Oakland Tribune Dec 28, 1919

More on Home Club

I couldn’t find much more on Ardsley Heights.

Updated Jan 19, 2020

The End

Author:

I grew up in the Montclair District of Oakland, CA. I attended Thornhill Elementary School, Montera Junior High, Skyline High School, and spent some time at Merritt College.

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