Posted in Model/Display Homes, Oakland Tracts, Tract or Subdivisions

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.

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Oakland Tribune March 30, 1941
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Oakland Tribune March 30, 1941

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168 Marlow Ave
168 Marlow Drive Today google maps
Posted in History, Model/Display Homes, Oakland, Tract or Subdivisions

Oakmore Highland Model Homes

Breuner-Tribune Home June 1934

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Oakland Tribune Jun 1934
1774 Liedmet
1774 Leimert Blvd –  Google maps

Display Homes of 1934

New homes at 1746 Leimert, 1808 Leimert and 1816 Leimert – Sept 1934

 

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1746 Leimert, 1808 Leimert and 1816 Leimert

Just a few of the homes in the Oakmore Highlands Neighborhood.

 

For more on Oakmore Highlands please see: Oakmore Highlands

 

Posted in Oakland Tracts, Tract or Subdivisions

Havenscourt

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SF Call Nov 29, 1913

Wickman Havens Real Estate Company opened Havenscourt in 1912.   Within the 170 acres  Havenscourt there are 21 miles of streets and sidewalks.¹

Two Schools, 17 Acres Playground, a Civic Center and train station

The official entrance was at Havenscourt Blvd and East 14th Street where there was a a pergola and a gazebo. The Havenscourt station and business district was located  Havenscourt Blvd and Bancroft.²

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Photo by Cheney Photo Advertising – Oakland History Room

 

1920Havenscourt Station East 14th St. & Havenscourt Blvd.
Havenscourt Blvd at Bancroft looking towards Frick School

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67th Avenue between Arthur St and Avenal Ave
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64th Avenue and Foothill Blvd
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Looking south on 66th Street from Arthur St

 

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Looking south on 65th Ave from Arthur St

 

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All photos taken by Cheney Photo Advertising Company and are from Oakland History Room or OMCA.

Links:

  1. Story of Havenscourt – SF Call Nov 29, 1913
  2.  The Home Place Beautiful – Oakland Tribune Jun 1, 1912
  3.  Showing 6712 Flora St circa 1912-1916 OMCA – Havenscourt Tract Block 3
Posted in Oakland, Oakland Tracts, Tract or Subdivisions

Oakmore Highlands

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Rolling Hills of Oakmore circa 1920’s – Oakland History Room

Natural beauty abounds in the 150 acres of wooded, rolling hills that comprise the Oakmore District or Oakmore Highlands.  The Walter H. Leimert Company laid out the subdivision with wide paved streets and ample sidewalks.  See Oakmore Highland History

The Leimert Bridge was designed in 1926, by George A. Posey, to safely accommodate vehicle traffic, Park Boulevard Streetcars, and pedestrians.

The Leimert Bridge during construction and in 1926,  Photo by Cheney Photo Advertising

The original subdivision was bordered by Sausal Creek and Dimond Canyon.  During the initial sales period, good design was promoted through a model open house program called the ‘Oakmore Home Ideal’ where buyers could visit a custom home designed by local architects Miller & Warnecke.

Later, in 1934, The Leimert Company teamed with the Oakland Tribune and Breuner’s Furniture Company to furnish a demonstration model home that drew 8,000 visitors in a three week period.

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Oakland Tribune June 28, 1934

The following year another Breuner’s furnished house was nicknamed “Golden Windows” to highlight the expansive use of glass on the view side of the home and the commanding views from the subdivision.

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Oakland Tribune August 1934
  • Real Estate Developer: Walter H. Leimert Company
  • Contractors: Park Boulevard Company
  • Property Managers: Mitchell & Austin
  • 150 Acres, 4 tracts 440 lots
  • Sales began October 1926

 

Photos

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Aerial view of upper Dimond Canyon and surounding, still largely undeveloped, neighborhoods, Leimert Bridge visible in the foreground. – 1926-1936 Oakland History Room
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Aerial view of Dimond Canyon – 1926-1936 – Oakland History Room

Various Articles

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Oakland Tribune Jan 05, 1927

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  • Oakmore Highlands Model Home
  • Oakmore Highlands Homes

 

 

Posted in Oakland, Tract or Subdivisions

College Pines

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Broadway Terrace @ Ostrander St. (see below)  Photo from: Oakland History Room.

College Pines is located at the corner of  Broadway Terrace and Harbord Drive location(formally Edith), just past the Claremont Country Club.  The name of College Pines was chosen because of the close proximately to College of the Sisters of Holy Names, new High School.  The sales office was located at the corner of Broadway Terrace and Ostrander Road, as seen above.

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Oakland Tribune 1932

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Oakland Tribune June 12, 1932

Below are pictures of  Broadway Terrace and Chetwoood and Broadway Terrace and Harbord Drive.   They were taken in 1933 and are from the Oakland Public Library History Room.

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Harbord Drive and Broadway Terrace in 1933 –  Oakland History Room Photo
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Broadway Terrace and Clarewood Drive in 1933 – Oakland History Room photo

The homesites front on along Harbord Drive for about a half mile or more.  The lots were priced at $27.00 per foot.  A forty foot lot would cost $1075.00, with a low down payment and easy terms.  Sold by the Claremont Pines Corporation and later Michell & Austin.

Oakland Tribune June 1932

Holy Names Centra High School was built on Harbord Drive and opened in 1934.

Display Homes

In December of 1933, the first display home opened at 4339 Harbord Drive. The home had eight rooms with two baths and a 14 x 32-foot rumpus room and “pleasing features galore”.  The home was priced at $6850 and was recently sold in 2016 for $1,360,000.

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Oakland Tribune Dec 1933

In September of 1934, another display home was opened at 4347 Harbord Drive.  The green and white wood and brick cottage and two bedrooms and a den or nursery and a large playroom. The house was priced at $6500, with just $75 down payment and $75 a month.  The house recently sold for $825,000 in 2012.

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Oakland Tribune Sept 1934

Misc. ads for homes

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Update:

The stone pillar is still there at the corner of Broadway Terrace and Ostrander Street

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Broadway Terrace and Ostrander St 2018 – Photo from Google Maps
Posted in Montclair Tracts, Tract or Subdivisions

Casa Altadena

 

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Oakland Tribune Feb 05, 1928

 

Casa Altadena the exhibition home of the Realty Syndicate company had a successful opening on January 29, 1928, when over 500 people motored out to Smith Reserve (Piedmont Pines) to view the beautiful dwelling.  Oakland Tribune Feb 05, 1928.

Casa Altadena 1928 by Cheney Photo Advertising

 

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Oakland Tribune Feb 05, 1928

Casa Altadena is of Spanish architecture and was completely furnished and decorated by the John Bruener company.  The Spanish motif was tastefully brought by drapes and furniture.  Occupying a knoll overlooking the panorama of the bay on one side and beautiful wooded vistas and canyons on the other side.

 

 

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Casa Altadena today 6401 Chelton Drive Oakland CA

 

 

  • Casa Altadena
  • Smith Reserve (Piedmont Pines)
  • Open Jan 29, 1928
  • Spanish design
  • Realty Syndicate
  • Still there
  • 6401 Chelton Drive

 

Location on Google maps