History

Dennis Evanosky &nbsp&nbsp Joseph Knowland commissioned the building of the Honeymoon Cottage as a wedding gift to his daughter and son-in-law.

Tour Homes this Sunday

Sep 17,2019

The Alameda Museum and the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) present their annual Legacy Home tour this on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

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File photo  A B-25 bomber takes off from the USS Hornet’s flight deck at the beginning of the 1942 Doolittle Raid.

Doolittle Raid Anniversary to Feature Flyover

Mar 28,2017

Alameda Naval Air Museum’s (ANAM) motto — “Come see history in your own backyard” — will have special meaning this Saturday, April 1. The museum invites everyone young and old to visit Alameda Point, where they can look to the skies around 11:45 a.m.

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Robin Seeley photos.  Farrah Morin, Safia Pigott and Abby Hayton sit on the steps of Post Street’s Gold Rush cottage. Others who participated in the Culinary Academy event but not pictured are Daniel, Evan and Vivian Pell.

Panning for Gold in My Kitchen

Jan 27,2016

At 1223 Post St. in Alameda’s East End, a humble Gold Rush-era cottage still stands. It once housed a Norwegian immigrant named Christopher Christensen and his family.

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William Gardiner Transportation Collection     This building stood at Atlantic Avenue and Webster Street. It served first as a carbarn and stables for Theodor Meetz’ horse-car lines and later as a power station when the lines were converted to electic-powered streetcars, like the one pictured.

Horse-Drawn Streetcars Once Plied Our Streets

Apr 14,2021

Part one in a series

Mid-19th-century Alamedans did not have a convenient way to travel to Oakland. This was especially true for West Enders who had to travel — oftentimes walk— across the peninsula to catch J. P. Potter’s omnibus that ran from Park Street to Oakland.

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These illustrations, perhaps appropriate and stylish for the time, accompanied an article and advertisements in the Encinal. The depictions of policemen in the image at left may have meant to discourage drunken revelers and “roughs” known to frequent Alameda’s bayside resorts and multiple drinking establishments.

Alameda Celebrates Rebirth as ‘Island City’

Apr 08,2021

On an auspicious date in Alameda history often overlooked, Aug. 8, 1902, at 7:30 a.m., the Alameda peninsula was detached from the mainland after decades of engineering work. “The city attained to insular importance ...

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