Open for Inspection Today – Aug 13, 1939

Oakland Tribune 1939
Oakland Tribune Aug 13, 1939

Six modern furnished homes were opened for inspection on Sunday, August 13, 1939. The houses were located in Berkeley, Moraga, and Oakland. I will just highlight the two houses from Oakland.

Lincoln Highlands

  • Harmony Home
  • 2700 Alida Street
  • 1939
  • $6750 up
  • Lincoln Highlands
  • Irwin M. Johnson – architect
  • W.H. Wisheropp – owner and builder
  • H.G. Markham – realtor
Oakland Tribune Aug 1939

Harmony Home was one of several homes that were built in 1939. It is located in the scenic tract called Lincoln Highlands on Alida Street at the top of Coolidge Avenue.

The compact plan included a large living room, a dining room, a kitchen with breakfast nook, a tile bath with three bedrooms, as well as an informal den with access to a double garage.

Oakland Tribune Aug 1939
Oakland Tribune Aug 20, 1939
Oakland Tribune Aug 27, 1939

In less than a month, over 12,000 had toured Harmony Home.

Oakland Tribune Sep 1939
Harmony House Today – 2700 Alida Street – Google Maps

Sheffield Village

  • Hampstead House
  • 1939
  • Sheffield Village
  • Theodore Thompson – architect
  • E.B. Fields – developer

Sheffield Village is located above Hwy 580 at Dutton Avenue.

I couldn’t locate the actual “Hampstead House.” I have included other houses in the area that were for sale during the same period.

Hampstead House 1939 – Unknown location
3039 Roxbury Ave – 1939
3039 Roxbury Avenue – Google map
3046 Revere Ave – Google Maps

Before the opening of Hempstead House in Sheffield Village, the H.C Capwell’s Company created a full-scale floor plan model wholly furnished in the furniture department on the fourth floor of their downtown store.

Oakland Tribune June 18, 1939
Oakland Tribune Aug 1939
Oakland Tribune Aug 1939
Oakland Tribune Aug 1939

More on Sheffield Village –

If anyone knows the street address for the Hampstead House, please leave a comment.

The End

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