Linking to History

The Oakland History Room
125 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

The Place that made this all possible

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for all the help we have received over the years
from Bill Sturm and Steve Lavoie at the Oakland History Room.

The best resource for Oakland history is the Oakland History Room.

Check out the History Room’s online collection of photos at

Oakland History Blogs

We’ve put together a set of four blogs that feature city, county, state and national landmarks in Oakland.
Have a look at Oakland’s landmarks at our blog:

See Alameda County landmarks in Oakland here:

Did you know that there are five National Historic Landmarks in Oakland?
And fifty-four Oakland properties are on the National Register of Historic Places.
See for yourself at:

And we even have a blog that features California landmarks in Oakland:

Home Survives the Test of Time


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    The Camron-Stanford House still stands at the intersection of  14th Street and Lakeside in Oakland. The house now serves as an exhibit hall and home to the Oakland Heritage Alliance. The house was built by William Walker Camron and his wife Alice Marsh Camron. It was the original location of the Oakland Museum. Josiah Stanford, older brother of Leland, the founder of Stanford University, also lived in the house.

To find out more about the Oakland Museum check out:


City of Oakland
Visit for a comprehensive list of Web links dealing with the City of Oakland.

Don’t miss the City of Oakland’s fun and informative walking tours.
Learn more at You can even download a brochure.

Oakland Museum of California
Explore Oakland’s neighborhoods courtesy of the Oakland Museum of California

We have a tour of Mountain View Cemetery on the museum’s Web site

Pardee Home Museum
672 11th St. (at Castro St.) Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 444-2187

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Home to two Oakland Mayors and a California Governor

Visit the informative and interesting
for more information about the Pardee Home Museum.


Get involved with the Oakland Heritage Alliance, which works toward preserving Oakland’s past. The alliance sponsors walking tours in the summer and early fall.
Visit them at

Take a geology tour of Adams Point at

To learn more about Oakland Chinatown history visit:

For a timeline of Oakland's history, check this out: