1937 Fire – Upper Broadway Terrace

A brush and timber fire that destroyed at least four Oakland hill area homes and menaced at least 50 more burned in the area of Pine Needle Road and Upper Broadway Terrace and came close to the buildings of the new Broadway Low-Level tunnel (Caldicott Tunnel). This was on September 25, 1937. Oakland Tribune Sep... Continue Reading →

10 Overlake Court –

10 Overlake Court - Oriental Theme in Small Home Oriental (now we would say Asian) theme in a small home. The five-room home is located at 10 Overlake Court above the Montclair Pool (Swim and Racquet Club). It was designed with both far Eastern ideas and California architecture. Oil finished wood in a natural color,... Continue Reading →


Merriewood is a section or neighborhood of Montclair District of Oakland.   The Realty Syndicate were the exclusive agents selling the tract.  It first went on sale in 1924. Oakland Tribune stated that: no other tract in Oakland can offer such a "combination of magnificent view and comfortable home"   The ad went on to say  "it... Continue Reading →

Honeymoon Haven

Honeymoon Haven - 13049 Broadway Terrace - opened Jun 1935 "A five-room residence planned to harmonize perfectly with it's charming among pines."  Oakland Tribune June 16, 1935 The home sits on 1/4 acre lots among the pines. "1000 People attended the opening of Honeymoon Haven" - Oakland Tribune June 23, 1935 Merriewood Tract Spanish -Colonial... Continue Reading →

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