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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 91

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 91

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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I Off QBGff EI AUG 6' when it moved outside that Such segments "of the same Street, Blanche Street, Almond Street, Beckt Street: Calaveras Avenue 'was Rose Avenue. Davis Street was Douglas Street El wood was Bella Vista, A venue. Fresno Street was Thomas Georgia Street' was Hopkins Street Harmon Avenue was Lawrence Avenue. 1 Inyo Avenue was Sunnyside Avenue, Orange Grove. Julia Street was Edith Street Road.

Oakland Tribune. Thursday, May 1, 1952 C-7 town's limits (at East 23rd Street) it became the "Old street, bearings different names, McAuley Street was Rose Street i Norman Lane was 'Hillcrest Lane. -j Oliver Avenue was Scott Avenue. Vr.H--- Paramount Road was Hubert Road. Qmgley Lane was Thompson were mergeu i xor common-sense reasons.

j. Perhaps you'd like to' check on the street on which you live? Aberfoil Avenue was once Wilson Drive. Bancroft Avenue was Todd County Road." 23rd Avenue, Lane, Orchard Lane. Roble Road was Bench Road. Sunny Hills Road was Indian Road.

Talbot Avenue! was Stanley Underwood Avenue was Harrison Avenue. Valant Place was KingsleV Place. Wallace Street was Glen AvetT nue. 7 Yerba Buena Avenue was -Spring Street 4 Street was Evelyn from East 1 2th street to the Park Street bridge, was "Park Park Boulevard was the "County, Road to Moraga Valley" and wound down to Kingston Avenue was Summit Street La Salle Avenue was Hampton Walker Street, now East 13th. Avenue.

Street 7TU 17AS RAILHOAD A VL assaassaw There was a time when, if you wanted to visit a friend on Julia Street, you walked' over to Madison Street yf If it was Cavanagh Road you sought, Trestle Glen- Road was your destination When you hopped onto your cat-eater and brtskly cantered to Webster Avenu, far out in the country, you end-d up in what is now Piedmont Avenue. How were Oakland's streets named? Today the naming of a street i a serious business calling for research and thouzht Some streets' are named for re-named) lo honor individuals, some at the WW request of petitioning citizens. Confusion is prevented by ban mMj 1952 nin street, names with a pho netic or other similarity. It matter of resolution or ordi nance by the city council. In the old days it was dif ferent.

TREES FURNISH NAMES Each promoter opening a new tract of land outside the incor porated area of the city could dip into his imagination and give the streets of his promotion any name he cared to. Trees were popular as street names in the old days Elm and Locust and Walnut and Almond 1 News in the making at the political conventions soon to take place important events movie premieres i all are brought into your home with television. Choose your television receiver with care and remember that DuMont is "First with the Finest in. Television' and a dozen more. Mandana (Man-day-nah) Bou levard received its name from Elizabeth Mandana Abbott, who' i married C.

D. Rand, then Oak land's Police Chief. (Many er roneou8ly believe this to be i Spanish name.) Frederick William Delger, an Oakland pioneer, gave his name to three streets Frederick Street (now 19th), William street (which remains) and Del ger Street (now 20th). THE i With no rhyme nor reason to jthe naming of streets, and with many duplications, it was pretty rough on a stranger trying to find his way around. As a result.

In later years ihere have been thousands of name changes for- Oakland streets. In the original town of Oak NEW 21-inch FRENCH PROVINCIAL by DuMont New DuMont 21 -inch tube with cylindrical ace plate gives you the largest 21-inch picture in television! Improved focus reduces blur and smear, gives brighter picture. Built-in provision for UHF reception. Engineered for fringe and normal reception. An outstanding French Provincial Console in fine fruitwood finish at home in the finest of surroundings(because the cabinet is designed and built as a fine piece of furniture.

Land only one street name has been changed, that of Julia to Madison. (Julia Street was named' tor Edson Adams' sister. Alice Street was named for Horace Carpentier's wife.) J-j NEW BROADWAY 4 I When Broadway was, extended beyond 14th Street the extension 'French Provincial Console In Fruitwood Finish was known as New Broadway, and the stretch between 14th and 16th Streets was actually Tele i graph Avenue. A name-change enabled Broadway to continue Without a break baffling to new comers. In West Oakland, the street names haven't changed jnuch The north-south streets from Market to TLewis retain their original 1883 names.

The cross- Streets west of Market however, were known then as "West 3rd, JlTest 4th" and so on; and Sev-nth Street was Railroad Avenue. I But when you drive Into East the BAMBURY Huge 21-4nch DuMont tube with cylindrical face plate. Fully automatic improved focusing -anti-glare tube -greater power supply built-in provision for UHF reception. A contemporary console in mahogany, oak, and in oak with raffia panels in decorator colors. Mahogany .852500 o.i 855000 iMiia 856000 pakland there's hardly a street Litame which hasn been gf' II --LS i changed.

That's because this section was once Brooklyn and independent of Oakland. It duplicated many Oakland street names, such as Madison, Jefferson, Broadway. These were changed when Brooklyn became a part of Oak land in 1872. IN EAST OAKLAND 1 Before the turn of the century. some of East Oakland's streets vfere: Bridge Street (now 1st Avenue); Lake Street (now 2nd Avenue); Chase (3rd); Patten Dnlloni Ttleset Prices Include; Federal Excut Tax 00- day Parts Warranty 1 year Picture Tube Warranty (4th); Strode (5th); Jones (6th); Benton (7th); Fremont (8th); Clay (9th); Taylor (10th); Pierce tilth); Polk (12th); Walker The WICICFORD New 21 -Inch open face console in ultra modern cabinet.

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In Mahogany 856000 (13th); Arroyo (15th); Larue (16th); Broadway (17th); Fried siMn (18th); Antonio (19th); YOU WILL GET A GENEROUS TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE FOR YOUR OLD TV SET AT GENERAL APPLIANCE COMPANY Contra Costa (20th); Alameda (21st); Peralta (22nd). jThe east-west streets carried such names as Abel (E. 24); Sullivan (E. 23); Saunders (E. 22); Hepburn, Humbert Lacy, Webster IE.

18); Harrison, Monroe (Foothill Boulevard); Madison. Adams (E. 14); Washington (E. 12); Jackson, FranklL Jefferson. Then too, as the various communities grew, street names were continued for Jogical reasons.

Foothill Boulevard was Monroe Street in Brooklyn, but i- i. i pa gRIDPUB FIRES mm mm? oomm As early as 1832 it was shown' that Oakland citizens spent about a day lor liquor. Alameda County had 48 taxpayers paying over $10,000 in um. -In 1855 there were only four doctors in Oakland..

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