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Today’s Alameda Treasure – 1717 San Antonio Ave. – Part 3

The Lutjens House on San Antonio Avenue keeps revealing more stories. This was to be the final chapter about the 1878 Swiss Gothic house at…

East End Architectural Styles

Alameda began its existence on today’s East End, and the domestic architecture therein reflects its birth. East End architectural styles range from the earliest in…

Today’s Alameda Treasure – 1717 San Antonio Ave. – Part 2

The adventures of Captain Charles Lutjens and his Schooner Kate and Anna. In my last installment, we learned how my own house at 1717 Grand…

East End Architecture

August’s history walking tours with Dennis Evanosky will cover Alameda’s East End Architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries. The beginning of the 20th century brought change…

Today’s Alameda Treasure – 1717 San Antonio Ave. – Part 1

The Lutjens house is on San Antonio Avenue, near the corner of Grand Street. This story begins the way many do, with a mistake, a…

Follow the Big Reds Through Alameda

The Southern Pacific Railroad’s East Bay Electric lines, which riders dubbed “the Big Reds,” began running in Alameda in 1911, five long years after the…

Disaster Breeds Wonder

The 1906 Earthquake led to Southern Pacific Railroad’s Big Red trains. The Southern Pacific Railroad’s (SP) Big Red trains were born out of catastrophe that…

Mrs. Lane and Dave’s Last Day

This the final installment of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda and becoming a firefighter. We are deeply grateful…

Electric Streetcars Once Served Alameda

This week, Alameda Post Editor and award-winning historian Dennis Evanosky will take you not only on an imaginary electric streetcar ride through Alameda into Oakland,…

Shots Fired — Officer Down

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda and becoming and being a firefighter. New installments are…

Experience Alameda's Horsecar Era This Saturday

Walter Blair built the Broadway & Piedmont Horsecar Line in 1875, the same year the Alameda, Oakland & Piedmont Railway began carrying passengers through Alameda…

The Fireboat is Sinking

Is That Water in the Cabin? September 1989 — Closing Day of Yacht Season This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories…

Alameda's Original Horsecar Lines

In the summer of 1869, the Oakland and Encinal Turnpike & Ferry Company began carrying passengers on a small ferry from the foot of Franklin…

Saving Six; Watch Your Head!

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda and becoming a firefighter. New installments are published every…

2301 Buena Vista Ave. – Today’s Alameda Treasure

The “Soda Works” Building. This story begins with encountering an old soda bottle in the Red Barn Historical Museum in San Andreas, a town in…

South Shore Rises

Learn how Utah Construction created South Shore, a whole new part of Alameda, in the 1950s. In July 1955, a large vessel appeared in the…

Air Horns and Three Legged Dogs

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda and becoming a firefighter. New installments are published every…

Explore Alameda’s Lost Baths and Beaches

Saturday’s walking tour will cover Alameda’s lost baths and Neptune Beach. You might have heard of Neptune Beach, but did you know ten other baths…

Explore Neptune Beach This Saturday

Walking tour will also feature 19th century baths. March 31, 1917, dawned a sunny, but frosty day in Alameda. Robert C. Strehlow and his partners…

Barn Full of Great Steeds and Motorcycles — In the Living Room?

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda and becoming a firefighter. New installments are published every…

1630 Ninth St. Part 2 – Today’s Alameda Treasure

The connection to Arth and Sons body shop in Oakland. In part 1 of the story of the Nylander house (built in 1878), we learned…

Waterway Created the Island City

It took from 1874 until 1902 to turn Alameda from a peninsula into an island. On Sept. 15, 1902, Alameda began a three-day celebration to…

Adrenaline

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda and becoming a firefighter. New installments are published every…

1630 Ninth St. Part 1 – Today’s Alameda Treasure

The Nylander house sits on the corner of Ninth Street and Pacific Avenue. On a quiet corner on the West End of Alameda sits a…
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