Alamedans drive past a historic landmark with an Alameda connection whenever they reach Oakland via Doolittle Drive. Aviation history enthusiasts know Oakland Airport played a pivotal role in the development of air travel as we know it today.
History of Alameda
A collection of articles on Alameda History by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos
The two photos shown above often come up as topics of conversation on social media. They are seldom shown as a pair, however. These photos were taken minutes apart some time after 1906. The photographer stood on the east side of Park Street and Central Avenue.
The first lived on a small estate name ‘Homebush’
Vigilante James Farwell, Consul Frederik O’Hara Taaffe and Steamboat Captain Robert R. Thompson and their families once lived on an estate that became Lincoln Park.