The Montclarion, a little history

A little history of the Montclarion newspaper in Oakland Ca. Before The Montclarion newspaper rolled off the presses in 1944, there were two earlier editions of the paper.  The Montclair Garden Club published a newsletter called the Montclair Clarion in the early 1930s.  The editor was Margery Lane Schuler who lived on Merriewood Drive.  Schuler was also the advertising manager, copy … Continue reading The Montclarion, a little history

Montclair is…

The birth of Montclair The 1920s were economic boom years in the United States as a whole, and in California in particular.  Economic growth was fueled by the general post–World War I recovery, as well as oil discoveries in Los Angeles and, most notably, the widespread introduction of the automobile. Oakland expanded during the 1920s, … Continue reading Montclair is…

Montclair Highlands – Top of the World

Montclair Highlands was one the earlier subdivisions in Montclair.  Located in the hills back of Piedmont and just above Montclair's Business district or the "Townsite" as locals called it in 1925. "Montclair Business Center as the name indicates is the tract opened as a community trading district".   Oakland Tribune May 17, 1925 "Montclair Highlands is separated … Continue reading Montclair Highlands – Top of the World