Edenvale – The Talbot Estate

In 1888, Frederick C. Talbot of the San Francisco lumber firm of Pope & Talbot purchased 133- acres from Ellis A. Haines in Elmhurst near San Leandro and adjacent to the Souhter Farm ( now the Dunsmuir Home) for $15,000. This is now the home of Knowland Park and the Oakland Zoo.

A Forgotten Tunnel…

I recently found an article from 1961 about the discovery of an underground tunnel on what was the MacDermont Mansion in West Oakland. This is what I discovered looking into the mansion. MacDermot Mansion - Oakland Local wiki Forgotten Tunnel Revives Dimming Memories In 1961 the Peralta Villa, a 20-year-old WWII housing unit, was being... Continue Reading →

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