On Moraga Avenue

An Enterprising Family and Their New Home in the Montclair District. - Oakland Tribune Mr. and Mrs. John W Martinsen's like many others in the area took on the task of building their own home. Mrs. Martinsen would serve a hot lunch for them from a cabin they had built in the back of the... Continue Reading →

Hopkins Town – in the Dimond District

In Hopkinstown every lot is practically level, all lots are big and deep with sewer, water, gas and electricity in front of every lot.Oakland Tribune Aug 15, 1922 Oakland Tribune Aug 15, 1922 Hopkins Town was a small subdivision in the Dimond District. HopkinsTown was located at Hopkins St (now MacArthur Blvd) Georgia, Maple, and... Continue Reading →

The Boyd Log Cabin

This log cabin located across the street from the entrance to Joaquin Miller Park at 3551 Joaquin Miller Road. It was built in 1922 by Thomas"Hal" Boyd. 3543 Joaquin Miller Road 3551 Joaquin Miller Road - Back of the cabin 3551 Joaquin Miller Road - Google mapsHigh above the city on Joaquin Miller Road, he... Continue Reading →

How to Build a Log Cabin

Oakland Tribune April 1922 In 1922 few people outside the hikers of the Contra Costa Hills Club knew much about Pinehaven and its beautiful canyon. Pinehaven has all the characteristics of the most picturesque parts of Marin County. Roads have now been opened up. The property was initially laid out to be known as Upper... Continue Reading →

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