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Prefab Houses - East End Architecture

See early prefab houses and other historic East End architecture on this Saturday’s walking tour. Many people automatically associate prefabricated houses—prefabs—with a Sears catalog. During…

Alfred A. Cohen's Ancestors

A. A. Cohen’s family were plagued by pirates and scandals but greatly profited from owning enslaved people. Alfred Andrew Cohen profited handsomely from the San Francisco…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Back in Time: A Trip Through Alameda’s Three Towns

Before 1872, visitors found three independent towns — Alameda, Encinal, and Woodstock — on the Alameda peninsula. William Worthington Chipman and Gideon Aughinbaugh, who purchased…
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