Oak Knoll Homes

Rolling Hills, Pleasing Climate Situated in eastern Oakland's rolling hills, it enjoys a warm, balmy climate and provides ideal home sites with an unobstructed view, a perfect place for children.  New Developer at Oak Knoll David D Bohannon well-known subdivider and developer of San Francisco property, formed a new company called Oak Knoll Land Development Company.  The company... 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 →

Toler Heights – The Homes

Toler Heights - SF Examiner 1907 The Toler Heights subdivision changed hands so many times before the 1930, it seems they never really got around to selling the area with photos of new homes being built. The following is all I could find. Lawlor Street 9703 Lawlor Street Oakland Tribune Oakland Tribune Oct 27,1913Address now... Continue Reading →

The Pines

"The Pines" was the beautiful home and the surrounding gardens of Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. Bowles. The house was built in 1910, and it stood at what is now No. 2 Bowling Drive.  

Toler Heights

Toler Heights Toler Ranch William Pinkney Toler (1829-1899) and his wife Maria Antonia (1836-1926) owned 330 (349) acres of land in the foothills of Elmhurst. Maria was the daughter of  Hermenegildo "Ignacio" Peralta. William and Maria were married in 1853. The Ranch was on the foothills road between Elmhurst and San Leandro, later known as... Continue Reading →

Claremont Circle

Oakland Tribune Sep 1935 Claremont Circle is a real estate development by the E.B. Field Company. It opened in 1935. Oakland Tribune Sep 1935 Claremont Circle has a magnificent panorama view of SF Bay, Golden Gate, Marin County, and Mount Tamalpais Oakland Tribune 1935 Oakland Tribune Sep 1935 Oakland Tribune Sept 1935 Oakland Tribune 1935... Continue Reading →

Central Terrace – 55th and Foothill

It is located where Foothill Blvd meets Trask Street and 55th Avenue. 55th Avenue was formally called Central Avenue, and Foothill Blvd was often referred to as the Scenic Boulevard. Central Terrace also includes Ruth Avenue, Laverne Avenue, El Camille Avenue, and Kingsland Avenue. The area now is considered to be an extension of Maxwell... Continue Reading →

Highlands of Oakland

The "Highlands of Oakland" went on sale in November of 1925. It is located area of Tunnel Road and behind what is now the Parkwoods Condominiums. This area was burned during the 1991 Oakland Firestorm, and I assume there are no original homes left. The "Highlands of Oakland" includes the following streets Bristol Drive, Buckingham... Continue Reading →

Beverly Terrace – The Sunshine Tract

On the Beautiful Scenic Foothill Blvd. of Oakland Ca Brochure from the OMCA - c:1916 Gift of Fred E. Reed H4599.44 San Francisco Examiner Apr 03, 1916 Panorama from Beverly Terrace Cheney Photo Advertising c 1916 Previously sold on eBay Beverly Terrace went on sale in 1916. Located at Foothill Blvd and 99th on the... Continue Reading →

Hawthorne House – Sheffield Village

Display Home - Sheffield Village Opens Mar 1941 Located at 168 Marlow Drive in Sheffield Village.  Completely furnished by  Jackson Furniture Company E.B. Field Corporation, owners and builders of Sheffield Village. Hawthorne House 168 Marlow Drive EB Field Corporation 1941 Jacksons Furniture Zillow

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