Attractive Lynn Homes

Lynn Homes on Nicol Avenue Eight charming five-room homes of Spanish and Mission architecture were built by Willis F. Lynn on Nicol Avenue. Five of the houses were sold before they were completed. The last three went on sale on June 14, 1925. Oakland Tribune June 14, 1925 Each house has: Breakfast room or nook... Continue Reading →

Melrose Highlands

Melrose Highland is the area off of Keller Avenue to the King Estates Open Space and over to Field Street and up to Crest Avenue – The area is now called Eastmont Hills.

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 →

Montclair Highlands – Top of the World

Montclair Highlands was one of the earlier subdivisions in Montclair.  Located in the hills back of Piedmont and just above Montclair's Business district or the "Townsite" as locals called it in 1925. "Montclair Business Center, as the name indicates, is the tract opened as a community trading district."   Oakland Tribune May 17, 1925 "Montclair Highlands is... Continue Reading →

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