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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…

Tour the Changing Shores of the Oakland Estuary

On Saturday, June 11, take a walk with award-winning historian and Alameda Post editor Dennis Evanosky along the Oakland Estuary. We’ll cross Park Street Bridge…

The True Meaning of Memorial Day Revisited

Memorial in Bronze from 1948 by Thomas M. Lane, Alameda Fire Department Chief 1933-1958. On the cover of this issue of the Alameda Firemen’s Year…

Alameda First to Welcome Transcontinental Railroad

A curse, a failed land grab, and a murder played roles in bringing the transcontinental railroad  West. On Sept. 6, 1869, a train with Leland…

What’s the Address? Go Outside and Look!

Tahoe Apartments Fire — 1814 Central Avenue Wed., Feb. 7, 1973, 8:13 p.m. This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of…

1833 & 1837 Clinton Ave. – Today’s Alameda Treasures

Today’s Alameda Treasures are a pair of Queen Anne beauties created in 1891 at 1833 and 1837 Clinton Ave. by renowned local builder Joseph A.…

Alameda’s Own Belt Line Railroad

City once owned railroad that served Del Monte, Alaska Packers, Pennzoil In 1918, the City of Alameda invested some of the profits from its Municipal…

Now You Know I’m Whacky!

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…

A. W. Pattiani Miniature Eastlake Villa — Today’s Alameda Treasure

2253 San Antonio Ave. was built by A. W. Pattiani in 1883 Alfred Washington Pattiani (1855-1935) was among Alameda’s renowned early architect-builders. Despite the Italian-sounding…

South Pacific Coast Narrow-Gauge Railroad Once Traversed Alameda

Trains ran the length of Encinal Avenue. On December 2, 1877, the first South Pacific Coast Railroad train rolled through Alameda, nothing serious yet, a…

1601 Central Ave. — The Dana House

Alameda resident seeks home’s Russian connection. I recently went on an Alameda history walk with Dennis Evanovsky and Adam Gillitt of the Alameda Post. Along…

Old Fire Stations

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

Joseph A. Leonard Mansion – Today’s Alameda Treasure

Although there are many renowned builders who have left their indelible mark on the unique Victorian–era architecture of Alameda — among them Marcuse & Remmel,…

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