History

There Are No ‘Victorians’ in Alameda

Sep 15,2021

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the Craftsman styles. They include the Italianate, like the one on the left.

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Alameda: An Architectural Treasure Chest

Sep 09,2021

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victorian’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the Craftsman styles. They include the Italianate, like the one on the left.

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There Are No ‘Victorians’ in Alameda

Sep 01,2021

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victorian’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the Craftsman styles. They include the Queen Anne, like the one on the left. Read more about this below.

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HMBD.org  George Gregg Briggs once owned land in Alameda. His namesake avenue marks the spot.

What’s in Those Names? Britt Court, Briggs Avenue

Aug 18,2021

George Gregg Briggs once owned land in Alameda. His namesake avenue marks the spot.

Dennis Evanosky

Alameda’s street names often hold secrets unknown even to many who live on them. Here are two examples, one on Bay Farm, the other on the East End.

Britt Court

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Stroll along the Estuary

Stroll along the Estuary

Aug 18,2021

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Dennis Evanosky will lead a history walking tour along the Oakland Estuary. Meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Fernside Boulevard and Versailles Avenue. We’ll walk across the Fruitvale Bridge, along Oakland’s Alameda Avenue to High Street and back to the start.

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City to Pay Shuumi Land Tax

Aug 11,2021

Sun Staff Reports

Alameda became the first city in the country to commit to paying Shummi, a voluntary tax that recognizes the legacy of colonization while supporting the return of land to Indigenous people.

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East End Tour Next Saturday

Aug 11,2021

Join Alameda Sun publisher and historian Dennis Evanosky to learn the history of our city’s East End. Dennis will talk about the Native American presence, Thompson’s Artesian Waterworks (and how it created today’s Christmas Tree Lane) and A. A.

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