The Bancroft Parkway

Bancroft Avenue was to become a major thoroughfare linking San Leandro and Oakland, relieving the traffic on MacArthur, Foothill, and East 14th (now International)

Rock Blown from Quarry

A 40-pound rock, blasted from the hills above Millsmont, was hurled half a mile and crashed through the roof and dining room ceiling at the home of Fred Bailey, 4017 Altamont Avenue.

In Oak Knoll…

Oakland Tribune Oct 2, 1927 In 1926 it was announced that development of the Oak Knoll Country Club and the land surrounding it would handled by Carroll L. Post, the former president of Post Food Products Company. They began building the first group of model homes in April of 1926. Ezell-Phebus were the sales-agents. Oakland... Continue Reading →

Mills Gardens

Mills Gardens is bounded by 55th and Seminary Avenues, Mills College, and the Nelson Estate. Mills Gardens, the centrally-located subdivision, was placed on sale on May 03, 1924. The Fred T. Wood Co. were the owners and developers. The land that Mills Gardens was once a part of Mills College and was known as the "old meadow."... Continue Reading →

Oakland Zoo in Knowland Park

The Oakland Zoo is home to over 750 native and exotic animals. They are recognized for our outstanding animal care, particularly our elephant care program: the 17,000 square foot, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital — the largest wild animal veterinary facility in Northern California

Lockwood Gardens

Lockwood opened in August of 1942. Originally designed for low-income families regardless of employment, they were converted for the use of families the defense industry only.

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