Then & Now – Oakland Schools Part 12

In this series of posts, I hope to show Then and Now images Oakland Schools. and a bit of history of each school, I highlight. Some of the photos are in the form of drawings or postcards, or from the pages of history books. Note:┬áPiecing together the history of some of the older schools is sometimes tricky. I... Continue Reading →

Toler Heights – The Homes

Toler Heights - SF Examiner 1907 The Toler Heights subdivision changed hands so many times before the 1930, it seems they never really got around to selling the area with photos of new homes being built. The following is all I could find. Lawlor Street 9703 Lawlor Street Oakland Tribune Oakland Tribune Oct 27,1913Address now... Continue Reading →

Toler Heights

Toler Heights Toler Ranch William Pinkney Toler (1829-1899) and his wife Maria Antonia (1836-1926) owned 330 (349) acres of land in the foothills of Elmhurst. Maria was the daughter of  Hermenegildo "Ignacio" Peralta. William and Maria were married in 1853. The Ranch was on the foothills road between Elmhurst and San Leandro, later known as... Continue Reading →

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