History of Alameda

A collection of articles on Alameda History by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos

 

Alameda Chamber of Commerce postcard of Neptune Beach
Courtesy media.defense.gov U.S. Marine Harold Gonsalves was born in Alameda in 1926

Meet Alameda’s Medal of Honor Recipient

Jan 28,2021

Eric J. Kos

A life celebrated in glory for the United States, that of Marine Corps Pfc. Harold Gonsalves, began in Alameda, and ended far too early in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. Gonsalves started life in the bustling little city of Alameda in January 1926.

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Courtesy Chuck Millar When Alfred A. Cohen built the Alameda Park Hotel, he had no idea that the enterprise would fail, became an insane asylum and then burn to the ground in 1879.

Alameda Park Hotel Morphed into Insane Asylum

Jan 20,2021

When British-born Alfred A. Cohen built his railroad through Alameda, he turned to his friend and fellow countryman George Bird to build a hotel to house the men who built the line. Cohen and partner James D. Farwell built a second hotel across town to accommodate a wealthier clientele.

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Revered poet and Bohemian George Sterling so impressed Chauncey and Josephine Pond that they named the street in their East End development for him.

What’s in a Name: Sterling Avenue

Jan 07,2021

Dennis Evanosky
In 1916 Dr. Chauncey Penwell Pond and his wife, Josephine Kibby Pond, filed a plat map with Alameda County. They had purchased the Hawley tract on the east side of High Street south of Central Avenue.

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