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Town of Alameda Tour Photos

Our first historic walking tour was a success! About 40 people joined our Editor, Dennis Evanosky, for a two-hour walking tour of the area near Encinal Avenue and High Street, where the original town of Alameda was located. We learned about the architecture, buildings, and history of the area, including some of the original Native residents, the Spanish and Peralta, and the other people who made Alameda what it is today.

Our next tour celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alameda’s Charter will be this Sunday, March 6, and will cover Encinal and Lands Adjacent. Next Sunday, March 13, we will tour the area that was once Woodstock. For more information on the tours and to sign up, please visit the Walking Tours information page.

Read more about the history of the first days of Alameda. at Back in Time: A Trip Through Alameda’s Three Towns and Alameda’s First Inhabitants.

Alameda Post - Dennis Evanosky and Adam Gillitt introduce the walking tours
The day started with an introduction from Adam Gillitt, Alameda Post‘s Publisher, before Editor Dennis Evanosky led the two-hour tour of the original town of Alameda. Photo Heidi Noriko Boettcher.
Alameda Post - Dennis Evanosky leads a walking tour of the original town of Alameda
Photo Adam Gillitt.
Alameda Post - Dennis Evanosky leads a walking tour of the original town of Alameda
Photo Adam Gillitt.
Alameda Post - Dennis Evanosky leads a walking tour of the original town of Alameda
Dennis explains about businesses located at the edge of town because of the noise and smells they produce. Photo Adam Gillitt.
Alameda Post - Alameda's oldest house?
Dennis asserted that the Christiansen house is the first house built in Alameda, but its existence was not recorded until 1855. It’s since been updated and had additions. Photo Heidi Noriko Boettcher.
Alameda Post - The oldest house in Alameda?
According to Dennis, the Webster house, which claims to be the oldest house in Alameda, was pre-fabricated elsewhere and erected on this site. Photo Heidi Noriko Boettcher.
Alameda Post - Dennis Evanosky leads a walking tour of the original town of Alameda
Photo Heidi Noriko Boettcher.
Alameda Post - Dennis Evanosky leads a walking tour of the original town of Alameda
Dennis explains about different architectural styles. Photo Heidi Noriko Boettcher.
Alameda Post - Dennis Evanosky leads a walking tour of the original town of Alameda
Photo Adam Gillitt.

Adam Gillitt is the Publisher of the Alameda Post. Reach him at [email protected].

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