A Hermit’s Companion

Because of his friendship with an old hermit, George W. Brusseau, who was the only close companion of Charles Kruse for more than a decade, Kruse gave Brusseau his property worth more than $50,000.

$20,000 Log Cabin – Fernwood

Fernwood was the beautiful country estate of Col. Jack C. Hays and his wife Susan in 1852. Residence of Col. John C. Hays, Oakland, Alameda County, California.” (Published by Thompson & West, Oakland, Cal., 1878) from Oakland History Room After Hays’ death in 1883, the estate was sold to William J. Dingee. Dingee built an opulent 19-room Queen-Anne... Continue Reading →

Cameron Built

Beautiful Homes in Oakland's Warm Belt Fifty "Cameron Built"  Modern Spanish Home in the Fruitvale  District. Real Spanish Type Stucco. Priced at $5500 to $65.00. Built to CAMERON standards. (whatever that means). Each home contains five rooms and a breakfast room, hardwood floors throughout, tile bath, tile sink, Hoyt water heater, fireplace for coal, wood or... Continue Reading →

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